• The "Caradoc Affair": An Argument for an Ethics of Place

    Author(s):
    Alyce von Rothkirch (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Subject(s):
    British literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    20th Century Literature, contemporary fiction, contemporary literature, ethics, Welsh Writing in English
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6WS6D
    Abstract:
    This article develops an ethical reading of the work of Caradoc Evans focusing on My People and Taffy. My aim is to show that an ethical reading which assumes a microcosmopolitan perspective can show that the ‘Caradoc Affair’, the outrage with which Evans’s early work was received in Wales, arose from a misreading of My People. The ‘Caradoc Affair’ then acquired a life of its own and was at least partly determined by the commercial interests of the daily press, particularly the The Western Mail. Moreover, an ethical reading can show why Evans’s texts ultimately fail to engage with the Wales of his time in a meaningful way despite the great impact he had on generations of Welsh writers that followed, most notably on Dylan Thomas.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Journal:
    North American Journal of Welsh Studies
    Volume:
    9
    Start Page:
    36
    End Page:
    53
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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