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Diaries, Letters and Recollections
A collection of Lynette Roberts’s prose, this assortment relates her life in rural south Wales during World War II, offering insight into a fascinating period of history and showcasing how ordinary people’s lives were impacted by international events. This assemblage includes “Village Dialect”—Roberts’s highly original account of the genesis of poetic language—as well as h ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Carcanet Press Ltd.
(first published March 1st 2007)
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Interesting collection of surviving prose relating to the period up to the end of Lynette Roberts' marriage to Keidrych Rees, including a wartime diary, some letters including correspondence wit Robert Graves, and some autobiographical pieces and essays. It's rather fragmented, and leaves a lot unexplained, but it's a good picture of life in Llanybri in the 1940s, with some very different experiences before her marriage (she was born in Buenos Aires) and also some descriptions of other literary ...more
Lynette Roberts (1909 - 1995) was one of Wales' most significant wartime poets and essayists. She was born in Buenos Aires to Welsh parents and settled in Carmarthenshire in the early 1940s, when she also began publishing poetry and prose. Her work received praise from T.S. Eliot and Robert Graves. Well-acquainted with both Alun Lewis and Dylan Thomas, she wrote the majority of her poetry during W ...moreMore about Lynette Roberts...