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‘The verticals of Adam’: Dylan Thomas and Apocalyptic Modernism

James Keery

in Reading Dylan Thomas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474411554
eISBN:
9781474459723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411554.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The argument of this chapter concerns Thomas’s place within the modernist tradition, and in the strand of Apocalyptic poetics in particular. To review Thomas’s place as such entails a reconsideration ... More


‘Lamp-posts and high-volted fruits’: Scientific Discourse in the Work of Dylan Thomas

John Goodby

in Reading Dylan Thomas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474411554
eISBN:
9781474459723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411554.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Dylan Thomas is generally regarded as a poet purely of the organic and vitalistic. However, his extensive recourse to an imagery of blood and soil, stars and flesh, seems to escape the atavistic and ... More


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