What Do I Read Next?
A Reference Companion to Dylan Thomas, by James A. Davies, is an extremely helpful resource which includes a biography, discussion of each book, analysis of Thomas's techniques, and discussion of the critical reaction to his work. It was published by Greenwood Press in 1998.
Thomas is frequently mentioned in Anglo-Welsh Literature: An Illustrated History, by Roland Mathias, a 1986 publication of Poetry Wales Press that presents an overview of Welsh writers who wrote in English.
Although David Holbrook, the author of Llareggub Revisited, a 1962 publication by Cedric Chivies Press, noted in later editions of this work that his criticism of Thomas was too hostile, his negative comments on "The Force" remain interesting.
In 1962, Noonday Press published William York Tindall's Reader's Guide to Dylan Thomas, which provides one of the best overall introductions to Thomas's work. It is an invaluable resource for readers seeking insight into Thomas and his poetry.
Constantine FitzGibbon's 1965 biography, The Life of Dylan Thomas, provides a compassionate portrait of Thomas's life and reveals much about the sources and complexity of his poetry.
The Land Remembers: A View of Wales, by Gywn Williams, provides a clear history of the complex background of Welsh culture and society. This is a 1977 book from Faber & Faber.
In his 1960 work, A Casebook on Dylan Thomas, John Malcolm Brinnan has collected essays in which some of the most prominent writers and critics of the twentieth century discuss Thomas's poetry.