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This is an exploration of the prose works of Dylan Thomas. Ann Mayer examines Thomas's changing conceptions of language and the creation of meaning as revealed in his numerous self-referential acts of writing and telling. Through an analysis of the artist figures in Thomas's early experimental prose, "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog", "Adventures in the Skin Trade", and "Under Milk Wood", Mayer illustrates that he was continually exploring and re-evaluating his vocation, the nature of his chosen medium, and the world itself. Mayer links Thomas's prose works to his poetry through the blending of lyric and narrative strategies, and examines Thomas's self conscious concerns about his relationship to his modernist contemporaries. Mayer goes beyond the traditional New Critical approaches that dominate Thomas scholarship, and uses contemporary critical theory to offer new insights into the complexity and ambiguity of a major 20th-century writer.
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Ann Elizabeth Mayer is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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