Dylan Thomas

Awdur(on): Walford Davies

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Diddordeb Cymru

Cyfres: Writers of Wales

  • Ebrill 2014 · 208tudalen · 216x138mm

  • ·Clawr Meddal - 9781783160587
  • · eLyfr - epub - 9781783161522
  • · eLyfr - mobi - 9781783161539
  • · eLyfr - pdf - 9781783160594

Am y llyfr

Mae'r astudiaeth feirniadol hon yn cwmpasu'r ystod lawn o ysgrifennu Dylan Thomas, mewn arfarniad hygyrch o waith a chyflawniad bardd pwysig a deinamig. Mae'n cydberthyn y dyn a'i gefndir cenedlaethol-ddiwylliannol trwy ddiffinio yn fanwl Cymreictod ei anian farddonol ac agweddau beirniadol, fel dyn a bardd.


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. - Prof. Barbara Hardy, Professor of English Literature Emeritus, University of London Walford Davies displays commendable but misplaced modesty in calling this extensively revised centenary edition of his celebrated study of Dylan Thomas an 'essay'. It is, rather, a sustained, even ecstatic meditation on the meaning of the life and the work of one of the great English language writers of the twentieth century. The book performs a miracle of compression in distilling a lifetime's learning and reflection into manageable space and offering elegant readings not only of Thomas's key writings in poetry, fiction and broadcast media but of his biographical and cultural contexts. The poet's debt to the Welsh-speaking, Non-Conformist milieu of his immediate ancestry is sensitively illuminated, and his place in the British poetry of his time and in the long history of verse in English from Chaucer to Heaney delineated with formidable skill and erudition. The volume is in the best sense a work of advocacy - and one as dapper, witty and unfanatical as it is impassioned. - Prof. Patrick Crotty, University of Aberdeen


1 ‘Begin at the beginning’: introductory 2 ‘The sideboard fruit, the ferns’: the poet in suburbia 3 ‘The loud hill of Wales’: theWelshness of the work 4 ‘I’ll put them all in a story by and by’: aspects of the prose 5 ‘Now my saying shall be my undoing’: the need to change 6 ‘Criss-cross rhythms’: comparisons of earlier and later poems 77 7 ‘Ann’s bard on a raised hearth’: towards ‘After the funeral (In Memory of Ann Jones)’ 8 ‘Mostly bare I would lie down’: a creative decade ends in war 9 ‘Arc-lamped thrown back upon the cutting flood’; ‘This unbelievable lack of wires’: wartime, film work, broadcasts 98 10 ‘We hid our fears in that murdering breath’: the war elegies 11 ‘Parables of sun light’: towards ‘Poem in October’, ‘Fern Hill’, ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ and beyond

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Walford Davies

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