D(onald) M(ichael) Thomas Critical Essays

Introduction

D(onald) M(ichael) Thomas 1935–

British poet, novelist, translator, editor, and critic.

While Thomas's reputation for narrative poetry, particularly for science fiction poems, is secure, critical response to his novels, especially The White Hotel, establishes Thomas as an important new novelist. Another novel, The Flute Player, evidences his background as a translator of the Russian poet, Anna Akhmatova. Throughout his work, sexuality and death are central concerns.

(See also CLC, Vol. 13, and Contemporary Authors, Vols. 61-64.)