Dylan Thomas | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Donald Tritschler

This literature criticism consists of approximately 35 pages of analysis & critique of Dylan Thomas.
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Critical Essay by Donald Tritschler

SOURCE: “The Stories in Dylan Thomas' Red Notebook,” in Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 2, No. 1, September, 1971, pp. 33–56.

In the excerpt below, Tritschler analyzes the changes made prior to the publication of the stories in Red Notebook, including the then unpublished “Gaspar, Melchior, Balthasar.”

Dylan Thomas filled at least four copybooks with poetry and one, the Red Notebook,1 with short stories by the time he was twenty. Though he had also written juvenilia that his mother carefully preserved,2 these five notebooks contain early and late versions of most of his published poems and nine of his published short stories. Ralph Maud's publication of the four poetry copybooks,3 which were nearly finished when Thomas began the Red Notebook, shows that he had already explored most of his major themes.

The ten Notebook stories...

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