Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas


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A collection of essays on one of the twentieth century's most popular yet critically neglected authors, this book explores the full range of Thomas's work. It uses approaches - such as marxism, feminism and deconstruction - previously neglected by critics and focuses on his complex relationships with surrealism, modernism, Wales, popular culture, the USA and his own contemporaries. In doing so, it restores Thomas to his rightful place as a major twentieth century literary figure and cultural icon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333803950
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 10/31/2001
Series: New Casebooks
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

CHRIS WIGGINTON is Head of the School of English at Trinity College, Carmarthen.

JOHN GOODBY is lecturer in English at the University of Wales Swansea.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Abbreviations.- General Editors' Preface.- Introduction.- 'The Little Arisen Original Monster': Dylan Thomas's Sour Grapes; S. Smith.- The Lips of Time; S. Crehan.- 'Daughters of Darkness': Dylan Thomas and the Celebration of the Female; K. Gramich.- 'Birth and Copulation and Death': Gothic Modernism and Surregionalism in the Poetry of Dylan Thomas; C. Wigginton.- The Poetry of Dylan Thomas: Welsh Contexts, Narrative and the Language of Modernism; W. Davies.- 'Death is all Metaphor': Dylan Thomas's Radical Morbidity; I. Phillips.- 'Shot from the Locks': Poetry, Mourning, Deaths and Entrances; S. Vine.- Questions of Identity: The Movement and Fern Hill; J. A. Davies.- 'Oh, for Our Vanished Youth': Avoiding Adulthood in the Later Stories of Dylan Thomas; J. Williams.- 'Very Profound and Very Box-Office': The Later Poems and Under Milk Wood; J. Goodby.- Further Reading.- Notes on Contributors.- Index.

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