INTERVIEW by Caroline Stockford

NWR Issue 104

IN DEPTH Interview with Daniel Williams

In this in depth interview, available online only to NWR subscribers, Daniel Williams looks in greater depth at the subject of Dylan Thomas and the Beats, Thomas' relationship to US black jazz and hipster culture and the bilingual multimedia production presented by Daniel himself, 'Dylan Live'. The interview includes clips from the production, which toured Wales and NYC this spring.

From 'The White Negro'?, published in NWR 104: ‘It is clear that for... [critics], Charlie Parker and Dylan Thomas were responding to a crisis in postwar culture: how, in the aftermath of the death camps and the atomic bomb, could art endure at all. It is their role as artists, and what their artistry represented that explains the surprising frequency with which they were compared...’




       


previous interview: Interview with Lisa Blower
next interview: IN DEPTH Interview with Jo Mazelis



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