Old People are a Problem

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This collection of seven long stories is for and about the elderly. The octogenarian author, Emyr Humphreys, explores change--political, social, and physical--and its effects on the individual and society. The stories also represent an exploration of what the experience of age can offer the 21st century and how that century can accommodate the old and their ideas. They range across such issues as asylum-seeking, cultural nationalism in Wales, and political nationalism in Europe. The characters are lively, motivated, and all too believable. The narrative is accessible but has challenging and thought-provoking undercurrents that give the stories the gravitas expected from Humphreys, one of Wales' leading fiction writers in English.
Autor: Emyr Humphreys
Emyr Humphreys is the author of "Ghosts and Strangers," "Unconditional Surrender," and "The Gift of a Daughter," which was a Welsh Book of the Year.

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Autor: Emyr Humphreys
ISBN-13 :: 9781854113313
ISBN: 1854113313
Erscheinungsjahr: 03.03.2003
Verlag: Poetry Wales Press
Gewicht: 294g
Seiten: 233
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 136x207x19 mm
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