Paper $34.00 ISBN: 9781786835284 Will Publish April 2020 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
An e-book edition will be published.

Fight and Flight

Essays on Ron Berry

Edited by Georgia Burdett and Sarah Morse

Fight and Flight

Edited by Georgia Burdett and Sarah Morse

Distributed for University of Wales Press

224 pages | 1 halftone | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $34.00 ISBN: 9781786835284 Will Publish April 2020 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
E-book $34.00 ISBN: 9781786835291 Will Publish April 2020 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Ron Berry (1920–1977) was born in Blaencwm, a small village in the Rhondda Valleys of Wales. At age fourteen, he left school to follow his father’s career in the mines, and he remained a miner until World War II. Following his military service, he attended college, where he became an avid reader; soon after, he began writing, publishing his first novel, Hunters and Hunted, in 1960. Over the course of the next four decades, Berry would publish five more novels, a collection of stories, and a memoir, all of which shared a concern with the difficult lives of the working class people among whom he had grown up in the Rhondda Valleys.
While Berry was relatively neglected in his lifetime, his work is increasingly being seen as some of the most astute writing from Wales of the twentieth century. This collection, the first sustained critical study of his work, offers a literary, physical, and chronological view of Berry, from his personal life to the literary geographies and communities in which he was situated to his creative legacy.
Contents
Contents Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors List of abbreviations Ways Out: Ways In: Ways Back An Introduction Barbara Prys-Williams, History is what you live: Ron Berry’s rumination on his conflicted life and times Tony Brown, A Man’s World:
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