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"Essential reading material for anyone who wants to get under the skin of the Welsh language debate—from both sides."  —Owen Martell, author, Dyn yr Eiliad (The Other Man)


"Philosophically weighty . . . this is the first post-national novel."  —Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas
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ISBN-10:  1854114239
ISBN-13:  978-1854114235
Author:  Grahame Davies
Publisher:  Seren
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review by . September 24, 2009
"She was sick of living like a character in a morality play." Simone Weil's story of her strange self-martyrdom for her mystical ideal of a community she felt exiled from by her very existence, during WWII, has been often told. Davies expands his Welsh novel, based on his study of Weil, to dramatize her own abnegation alongside that of Meinwen Jones, a contemporary Welsh-language activist, who like Weil feels the tug of rootedness and the agony as one of "Capitalism's sulky runaway children." (214)    …
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