Set in a Welsh slate-quarrying village during WW1, against a background of appalling deprivation, Caradog Prichard's autobiographical masterpiece centres on a young boy and his relationship with his widowed and isolated mother. As the boy's fragile world disintegrates, his natural exuberance gives way to feelings of loss and dispossession, with devastating results. With its dark undercurrent of madness, sexual perversion and violence, alternating with deep humour, and continual undermining of our sense of time, ONE MOONLIT NIGHT can be read on several levels.
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Caradog Prichard (1904-1980) was born in north-west Wales and pursued a career in journalism, finally becoming sub-editor at the Daily Telegraph. He won the Crown of the National Eisteddfod of Wales a record three times in sucession and was awarded the 1962 Eisteddfod Chair.
Menna Baines was awarded an MPhil in 1992 for a study on Caradog Prichard which is shortly to be published by Gomer Press.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141180617