Dylan the Durable? On Dylan Thomas

  title={Dylan the Durable? On Dylan Thomas},
  author={S{\'e}amus Heaney},
  journal={The Ordering Mirror},
  • S. Heaney
  • Published 1 November 1992
  • History
  • The Ordering Mirror
Dylan Thomas is by now as much a case history as a chapter in the history of poetry. Mention of his name is enough to turn on a multichannel set of associations. There is Thomas the Voice, Thomas the Booze, Thomas the Debts, Thomas the Jokes, Thomas the Wales, Thomas the Sex, Thomas the Lies in fact there are so many competing and revisionist inventions of Thomas available, so many more or less corrective, reductive, even punitive versions of the phenomenon that it is with a certain… 
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