Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Richard McLellan
The genesis of this thesis is the belief that an artist's primary purpose is to communicate some aspect of human existence to his fellow man. Regardless of how the creative art is rendered, whether through the arrangement of color and texture on a canvas, or sounds in or out of harmonica chord, or shapes carved out of blocks of stone, or sounds articulated in the spoken word, the realization of the artistic process is meaningful only in the final communication of the imaginative urge which motivates an artist. Therefore, art exists for both the creation of it and the reception of it and by an audience. Every aspect of human nature is given meaning in the context of the society within which it is manifested. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the art of Dylan Thomas in relation to his view of man and his society.
Quammen, John K., "Social criticism in the works of Dylan Thomas" (1970). Student Work. 3223.
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