Mr Holbrook here offers a new interpretation of Dylan Thomas which seeks, by uncovering the roots of his predicament as man and artist, to show what is of lasting value in his achievement. This undertaking involves the consideration of some profound questions of human personality and of human creativity and its denial.
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About the Author
David Holbrook is Emeritus Fellow, Downing College, Cambridge.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Genesis of Identity
1 Ethical Problems of the Schizoid Individual
2 Dylan the Sea Son
3 The Role of the Reader
4 The ‘Living Cipher' of the Early Poems
5 The Code of the Night
6 The Role of the Critic
7 Picking the Life Out
8 Windy Houdini
9 No Return
10 Many Sounding Minded
11 ‘Sharp in my Second Death'
12 An Inability to Mourn
13 The Other Air
14 Lament and the Death Circuit
15 Laughing Delightedly at Hate: Under Milk Wood
16 The Poet and the Point of Living