Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life offers an account of the poet's life, along with a critical reading of his work, that is designed to close what has been called 'the yawning gap' between Dylan Thomas's popular and critical reputations.
About the Author
William Christie is Professor of English Literature and Pro-Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and President of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA). He is also Vice President of the Dylan Thomas Society of Australia. His many publications include Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Literary Life (2006), awarded the NSW Premier's Biennial Prize for Literary Scholarship in 2008.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Preface 1. Uplands: Growing up in Cwmdonkin Drive 2. Truant Years: Going (and not Going) to School 3. 'A bit of a shower-off': Performing in Swansea 4. One-Track Mind: The Notebooks 5. The Road out of Wales: Fame and Fitrovia 6. 'From love's first fever': Love and War, Guile and Beer 7. 'A crucial point in his career': Reinventing Dylan Thomas 8. 'Radio's a building in the air': Lord Cut-Glass, Poet of the Airwaves 9. 'My seashaken house on a breakneck of rocks': The Road to Laugharne 10. 'O my America, my newfoundland': The Poet on Tour 11. The Road to Milk Wood Epilogue Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index?