Dylan Thomas

Walford Davies

Walford Davies

Distributed for University of Wales Press

208 pages | 7 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781783160587 Published August 2014 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Covering the whole range of Dylan Thomas’s writing—both poetry and prose—Walford Davies’s Dylan Thomas is an accessible appraisal of the work and achievement of this major and dynamic poet. Davies analyzes Thomas and his work in light of his Welsh background, while simultaneously illustrating Thomas’s wide knowledge of and impact on the long and varied tradition of poetry in English. In that connection, Davies delineates and delimits Thomas’s relationship to surrealism, compares and contrasts his work with that of other poets of the 1930s and ’40s, and shows how the power of his writing survives to this day, long after his untimely death in 1953. This new edition offers an updated bibliography and Davies’s own commentary on the previous edition.
Barbara Hardy, author of Dylan Thomas: An Original Language
“Walford Davies’s sympathetic introduction to the character and writing of Dylan Thomas, one of the great twentieth-century poets, is illuminating for new or experienced readers. His appraisal and close readings are warmly personal, rooted in Welsh literary and social culture.”
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