The Poems of Dylan Thomas

By Dylan Thomas and John Goodby


Product Details

Price: $39.95  $35.96
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published Date: October 31, 2017
Pages: 512
Dimensions: 6.5 X 1.6 X 9.5 inches | 2.02 pounds
ISBN: 9780811221146

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About the Author

Dylan Thomas, born in 1914, began his career as a journalist in his native Swansea, Wales. He then moved to London where he worked in broadcasting and wrote film scripts, prose and drama to earn enough money to enable him to write what he most wanted to--poetry. He lived colorfully, even recklessly, until his untimely death in New York City in 1953. One of the 20th century's most treasured writers, Dylan Thomas was a master craftsman of poetic complexity and richly obscure imagery. Thomas's genius is made clear in this landmark recording through the everlasting gift he has given the word--his voice.
John Goodby, scholar, poet, and translator, is Senior Lecturer at the University of Swansea and author of The Poetry of Dylan Thomas: Under the Spelling Wall, Illenium, and A True Prize.


Thomas meant much to me and my generation, he is still singing in his chains like the sea--a force driving the flowers.--Seamus Heaney
As I wrote fifty years ago, there is no one like Dylan Thomas in poetry today.--Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A beautiful addition to any library. One of the 20th century's greatest poets.--Brazos Bookstore
Dylan Thomas blistered and jolted readers thanks to an infatuation with words that became voracious love. It is impossible to overstate the invigorating influence of his work and the tragedy of his early death. John Goodby, a Thomas scholar at the University of Swansea, provides a nimble introduction to the poet and the man.-- (12/08/2017)