Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

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.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1970 John K. Quammen.

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