Abstract

Abstract:

Ted Hughes once described Edward Thomas as 'the father' of modern poetry, and those poems in which Thomas adopts a paternal persona reflect a hitherto neglected dimension of his literary achievement, born of his fascination with childhood and the literary forms associated with it. This article charts the trajectory and range of that interest, which was sustained by Thomas's friendships with Robert Frost, Eleanor Farjeon and Walter de la Mare, and above all, by his relationship with his children: his son Merfyn and his daughters, Bronwen and Myfanwy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1471-6836
Print ISSN
0008-199X
Pages
pp. 301-324
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-31
Open Access
No
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