Term of Award
Master of Arts in English (M.A.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Literature and Philosophy
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Committee Member 2
Dylan Thomas exhibited a variety of nostalgic influences within his poetry. A careful study of his life will reveal a nostalgia that evolved from adolescent musings upon an ideal past, to a self-destructive urge to return to innocence through death. Thomas incorporates a variety of historical influences within this nostalgia, but his primary influence is ultimately his own tormented past. This study not only focuses on the personal nostalgia of one man, but the variety of ways nostalgia can affect people, history and society as sociological force.
Bailey, David Bradley, ""As-Yet-Still-Forgiven Past": Dylan Thomas and Nostalgia" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 172.