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New Theoretical Perspectives on Dylan Thomas

“A writer of words, and nothing else”

Dylan Thomas has been the subject of academic inquiry since his earliest publications. Yet even today, scholars continue to find new ways of exploring his work. Bringing together a number of leading scholars who specialize in Thomas’s work, this volume showcases eight exciting new critical perspectives. The book is the first to provide a critical overview of the whole of Thomas’s wide-ranging output, including his poetry, prose, and correspondence; his work on wartime propaganda filmmaking; his late play for voices, Under Milk Wood; and his influence in letters and wider society.

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"A volume that boldly defamiliarizes Thomas, revealing his innovative adventures in the word trade to be a search for forms of representation appropriate to the comic, horrific world he said he ate, drank, hated and loved."

Damian Walford Davies, Cardiff University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Acknowledgements Abbreviations Used Notes on Contributors Introduction: ‘[A] writer of words, and nothing else’, Kieron Smith and Rhian Barfoot Shibboleth: For Dylan Thomas, Tomos Owen The ‘Strange’ Wales of Dylan Thomas’s Short Sto

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