Alun Lewis (4632 words)

Alun Lewis was a key figure in twentieth-century literary culture. He was one of the finest soldier-writers of the Second World War, and a leading light in the first generation of modern Welsh writers in English. During the fifteen-year period in which he was active as an author he published two books (one containing poems, the other short stories), and many more of his compositions appeared in anthologies, magazines and important literary journals. Three other posthumous books were published in the mid to late 1940s, and various selections from his output – plus a “Uniform Edition” of his writings – have further enlarged his literary corpus in subsequent years. Since his death Lewis’s profile has chiefly been sustained by the …

Jones, Alan Vaughan. "Alun Lewis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 October 2014
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