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How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
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May 31, 09


This is a book that is so heavy in lyrical composition (in the Welsh sing-songy manner) that it reads like a poem from start to finish. With an emphasis on the beautiful and humble details of the proleterian class, Llewellyn supremely captures the sentiment of the Welsh culture. Llewellyn has masterfully crafted a story that chronicles all the splendors, hardships and vicissitudes of a working family's life. And in this current age of stark globalization this book would serve to remind us that the greatest connection humanity has is through its common labors.

This a favorite book of my families and equally appeals to both sexes. What I never understood is how such a beautiful book is not held in higher regard by literary circles. Here in America, "How Green was My Valley" is virtually unknown to most people. 'Tis a shame ... since I have never seen such honest beauty bound into one book.
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