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‘Curse, bless, me now’: Dylan Thomas and Saunders Lewis: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry read 24 October 2014

Tudur Hallam

in British Academy Lectures 2014-15

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780197265987
eISBN:
9780191772054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265987.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Dylan Thomas, the Swansea-born writer of English, and Saunders Lewis, the Wallasey-born writer of Welsh, are usually set in differing discursive camps. Memorable quotations—‘I cannot read Welsh’, to ... More


A Conjecture About Dylan Thomas

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Dylan Thomas made his name with one particular poem, ‘The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower’, which he wrote and published in his teens. Not only the theme but also the imagery in ... More


The Museum of Jurassic Radio: Sonic Excess in Dylan Thomas and Samuel Beckett

Jeff Porter

in Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Whatever their aesthetic differences, Dylan Thomas and Samuel Beckett shared, as Chapter 6 argues, an interest in defying radio’s ontological borders (between being and nonbeing, embodiment and ... More


British Academy Lectures 2014-15

Janet Carsten and Simon Frith (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780197265987
eISBN:
9780191772054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265987.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The content derives from the British Academy’s public lecture programme which presents specialist research in an accessible manner. The papers range in subject matter over history, sociology, ... More


Prologue: Becoming a Novelist

Deirdre David

in Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198729617
eISBN:
9780191843280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729617.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Women's Literature

After a lengthy correspondence beginning in September 1933 when twenty-one-year-old Pamela Hansford Johnson wrote to nineteen-year-old Dylan Thomas to congratulate him on winning a poetry prize, they ... More


Graham and the 1940s

Tony Lopez

in W.S. Graham: Speaking Towards You

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235699
eISBN:
9781846314407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235699.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter shows that both W. S. Graham and Philip Larkin had an interest in Dylan Thomas during the 1940s. Larkin confessed his youthful attachment to W. B. Yeats but said less about his ... More


Dependence in the Poetry of W.S. Graham

Peter Robinson

in W.S. Graham: Speaking Towards You

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235699
eISBN:
9781846314407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235699.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

At thirty-eight years old, W. S. Graham's poetry as well as his literary life appear to have been expressions of independence. However, his poetry, at least up to The Nightfishing (1955), was ... More


Irish Characters

Tom Walker

in Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198745150
eISBN:
9780191806087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745150.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers MacNeice’s evolving relationship with the idea of character from the mid-1940s to the late 1950s, against the backdrop of his involvement in the ill-fated book project ‘The ... More


Introduction: Contacting Graham

Ralph Pite and Hester Jones

in W.S. Graham: Speaking Towards You

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235699
eISBN:
9781846314407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235699.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Sixteen years after his death in 1986, W. S. Graham's poetry has remained current, even gaining in stature and attracting more readers, particularly in the 1990s. Graham's growing reputation during ... More


The Movement Poets and the Movement Orthodoxy in the 1950s and 1960s

in The Poetry of Saying: British Poetry and its Discontents, 1950-2000

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238195
eISBN:
9781846313806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238195.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the Movement Orthodoxy and the Movement poets during the 1950s and 1960s. The Movement poets remained a significant portion of syllabuses for schoolchildren sitting exams in ... More


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