Abstract

This article offers a detailed analysis of an eight-line poem by dylan Thomas that has never before been addressed in the critical literature. it establishes intertextual connections between Thomas’s poem and christopher marlowe’s Jew of Malta and T. s. eliot’s “Portrait of a Lady,” and situates it in the literary tradition of the negative or inverted love story, to which such works as eliot’s “Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Baudelaire’s Fleurs du mal, flaubert’s Education sentimentale, and erica Jong’s Fear of Flying, among others, all belong.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 495-507
Launched on MUSE
2016-04-28
Open Access
No
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