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Print of a Hare's Foot: An Autobiographical Beginning (Seren Classics)
by Rhys Davies
Print of a Hare's Foot is both compelling and believable, its status as a modern classic thoroughly deserved. Davies was a writer with impeccable skills of characterisation, and the shopgirls, strikers, preachers and writers who inhabit this 'Autobiographical Beginning' emerge from the book with a powerful vitality equal to the best of his short fiction. It begins with Dav ...more
Paperback, 185 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Seren
(first published January 1st 1969)
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I was hoping for something more personal from Print of a Hare's Foot -- something that let me get under Rhys Davies' skin. But as Simon Baker suggests in his introduction to this book, Rhys Davies keeps his secrets pretty close. We learn more about other people than about the man himself: about D.H. Lawrence, and his wife; about 'Caerphilly' Jones, a friend of Rhys'; about Esther, a maid for Rhys' family in his childhood... Rhys Davies himself remains elusive, circumspect. I was hoping to unders ...more
I found this a delightful book, typical of the man who wrote such marvellous short stories. However, my old friend, the late Fred Urquhart, who knew Davies well, warned me that I should take much of what he wrote in the autobiography with a pinch of salt!