Dylan Thomas | Critical Essay by James J. Balakier

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of Dylan Thomas.
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Critical Essay by James J. Balakier

SOURCE: Balakier, James J. “The Ambiguous Reversal of Dylan Thomas's ‘In Country Sleep.’” Papers on Language & Literature 32, no. 1 (winter 1996): 21-44.

In the following essay, Balakier discusses the conflicted feelings of a father for his daughter in Thomas's “In Country Sleep.”

Among the relatively few father-daughter poems in the “canon,” Dylan Thomas's “In Country Sleep” is striking for its frank portrayal of a caring though conflicted state of fatherhood. Other poems belonging to this diverse lyric sub-genre, such as Jonson's “On my First Daughter,” Wordsworth's “Surprised by Joy,” Yeats's “A Prayer for My Daughter,” are essentially expressions of the poet-father's deep concern for the well-being of his living...

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