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us: Jones, Gwyn, 1907-1999

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1907-05-24
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1999-12-06
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New Tredegar (Wales)
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        (lcsh) Novelists
          (lcsh) Translators
      • Sources

        • found: Author's Richard Savage ... 1935.
        • found: Wikipedia, May 5, 2008 (Gwyn Jones (1907, New Tredegar, Monmouthshire-1999) was a Welsh novelist and story writer, and a scholar and translator of Nordic literature and history)
        • found: BBC News website, 10 Dec. 1999, viewed May 5, 2008 (Welsh writer and scholar Professor Gwyn Jones CBE has died, aged 92; b. in Blackwood in 1907)
        • found: The Mabinogion, 1974: title page (translated by Gwyn Jones)
        • found: Wikipedia, November 2, 2016 (Gwyn Jones (author); Gwyn Jones (24 May 1907-6 December 1999) was a Welsh novelist and story writer, and a scholar and translator of Nordic literature and history; Jones was a native of New Tredegar, Monmouthshire; his translations include Four Icelandic Sagas (1935), The Vatndalers' Saga (1944), The Mabinogion (1948), Egil's Saga (1960), Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas (1961) and The Norse Atlantic Saga (1964); he also wrote A History of the Vikings (1968) and Kings, Beasts and Heroes (1972); i addition to his translations, he was an author in the Anglo-Welsh tradition; his novels and story collections include Richard Savage (1935), Times Like These (1936), The Nine Days' Wonder (1937) and Garland of Hays (1938), The Buttercup Field (1945), The Flowers beneath the Scythe (1952), Shepherd's Hey (1953) and The Walk Home (1962); Jones also founded The Welsh Review in 1939, which he edited until 1948; he also published three sets of lectures on Anglo-Welsh literature: The First Forty Years (1957), Being and Belonging (1977), and Babel and the Dragon's Tongue (1981))
      • LC Classification

        • PR6019.O593
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        • 1980-07-30: new
        • 2016-11-03: revised
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