Whetter at St Michaels Mount4

Dr James Whetter
at St Michaels Mount


The Roseland Institute


Trelispen Caravan & Camping Park

Geraint Goodwin

Geraint Goodwin

This is the first in-depth study of the Welsh writer, Geraint Goodwin (1903-41). In the 1930s he was seen as a new star on the literary scene, a successor to Thomas Hardy, Mary Webb, D. H. Lawrence et al. His works were mostly set in his home territory, mid-Wales, and his characters were Welsh. He produced a useful study of the writer George Moore in 1929 and a semi-autobiographical work in 1935, then in the late 1930s came three brilliant novels and  a volume of short stories. He had, however, been early diagnosed with T.B. and died at the early age of 38 in 1941. James Whetter provides full coverage of his life and work and concludes that, in spite of his early death, Goodwin made an important contribution to English literature at the time and  that "classic" is the best description of his work.
2012,  15

Geraint Goodwin