Dylan Thomas and Wales: the Love—Hate Relationship

  • Linden Peach
Part of the Macmillan Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature book series


At the age of forty-seven, six years before his death, Dylan Thomas gave the following account of himself: ‘One: I am a Welshman; two: I am a drunkard; three: I am a lover of the human race, especially of women.’ Although Thomas put his Welshness first, his relationship with Wales was as enigmatic, and as problematic, as his relationships with women. This together with Thomas’s English upbringing has made defining, and accounting for, what it is that can be called Welsh in his work very difficult.


Short Story Welsh Language Wide Open Space Early Story Early Poem 
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© Linden Peach 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Linden Peach
    • 1
  1. 1.Goldsmiths’ CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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