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Writing Wales in English: New Theoretical Perspectives on Dylan Thomas - "A Writer of Words, and Nothing Else"?

Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru

Writing Wales in English: New Theoretical Perspectives on Dylan Thomas - "A Writer of Words, and Nothing Else"?

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ISBN: 9781786835208
Publication Date: 05 February 2020
Publisher: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Cardiff
Edited by Kieron Smith, Rhian Barfoot
Format: Paperback, 216x138 mm, 208 pages
Language: English

This book is a collection of essays examining the vast and varied output of Dylan Thomas. It is the first book to offer critical insights into the whole range of his output in verse, prose, drama and for screen.

The following has been provided by the Publisher:

Table of Contents:

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 Stories, Tony Brown
‘Tawe pressed in upon him’: Dylan Thomas, Modernity and the Rural-Urban Divide, Andrew Webb
The comic voices of Dylan Thomas, M. Wynn Thomas
‘As long as he is all cucumber and hooves’: Dylan Thomas’s Comedy of the Unconscious, Rhian Barfoot
‘Thrown back on the cutting floor’: Dylan Thomas and film, John Goodby
‘If We Are Gong to Call Peots Bda [...]’: Kingsley Amis and Dylan Thomas’, James Keery
‘[E]ruptions, farts, dampsquibs [and] barrelorgans’: Administrating Dylan Thomas in his centenary year, Kieron Smith 205

Author Biography:
Kieron Smith is a writer and researcher whose work focuses on the English-language literature and culture of Wales.

Rhian Barfoot is a Research Fellow at CREW. Her current research interests include modernist and postmodernist poetics.

Further Information:
1. The book is in keeping with contemporary developments in literary criticism and interpretation.
2. The book is the first to offer a comprehensive critical overview of Thomas’s entire output.
3. It provides exciting new commentaries on cultural appropriations and interpretations of Thomas in the media, letters, and popular culture.
4. It contains work by some of the leading voices in the fields of Thomas studies and Welsh Writing in English.
5. It offers key insights into the Welsh contexts of Thomas’s work and legacy.