Academic Books & Online Resources

Dylan Thomas’s Birthday Centenary

 

Dylan Thomas CentenaryAND so time holds you no longer green and dying
In his tyranny of years,
Truant for ever now in the world of wagons,
Cockcrow and hay-days. Riding the morning branches,
Wear the young sun like a crown, lord of your country:
Life without end escaped to that leaf-green kingdom
You re-inherit, its final freedom yours.

We should not mourn your long return with grieving.
For one whose unique grace
Lay in his living joy, and joy in living,
Death is an entrance: timeless to inhabit
That first and singing land; again assuming
Nature of rain, star, grassblade—who, reclaiming
Their brother now, shall give him rich increase.

Dylan Thomas: 1914-53
Margaret Willy
English (1954, 10:55)

CC BY 2.5

 

 

The 27th of October 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas. To celebrate, we’ve made selected articles about the great man from across our literature journals free to access for a limited time.

From an unpublished poem written in Oxford, to an examination of his credentials as “A Poet of Wales” the articles take a scholarly look at both the life of the man and his work.

Click the links below to read each of the articles for free.

Free articles from Oxford Journals

Essays in Criticism

DYLAN THOMAS
William Empson
Essays in Criticism (1963, XIII (2))

English

Dylan Thomas, 1912-1953: A Critical Appreciation
Herman Pesschman
English (1954, 10:55)

Notes and Queries

DYLAN THOMAS IN OXFORD: AN UNPUBLISHED POEM
James A Davies
Notes and Queries (1997, 44:3)

    
English

Dylan Thomas: A Poet of Wales?
R. George Thomas
English (1963, 14:82)

Notes and Queries

DYLAN THOMAS’S “TAILOR AGE”
Michael Neill
Notes and Queries (1970, 17:2)

Essays in Criticism

Imitation and Invention: the Use of Borrowed Material in Dylan Thomas's Prose
Walford Davies
Essays in Criticism (1968, XVIII (3))

Forum for Modern Language Studies

SECULAR MYSTICISM: DYLAN THOMAS’ “FERN HILL”
Stephen Boyd
Forum for Modern Language Studies (1991, 27:2)

The Review of English Studies

R S THOMAS'S ELEGY FOR DYLAN THOMAS
Tony Brown
Review of English Studies (2000, 51 (203))

   
   
   
   
   

To join in other celebrations and events marking the centenary visit dylanthomas100.org (or click here for the Welsh language site).