by Sally Roberts Jones


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`Twenty years ago it would have seemed impossible that Wales, popularlyconsidered a country of sour stone, hideous defamation, and colourlessmountains, should have yielded literature for which perhaps a close precedentis the Impressionist period of painting. For Welsh writers seem to have made precisely the discovery that French painters made almost a hundred years ago;they have decided to paint in the open air.`

(H.E. Bates, The Modern Short Story: a critical survey. 1942)


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