The Poems of Dylan Thomas

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Price
$39.95  $37.15
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
512
Dimensions
6.5 X 1.6 X 9.5 inches | 2.03 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780811221146

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About the Author

Dylan Thomas, born in Swansea in 1914, is perhaps Wales' best-known writer, widely considered to be one of the major poets of the 20th century, and many of his greatest poems, such as 'Fern Hill' and 'Do not go gentle into that good night' remain among the nation's favorites. As well as poetry, Dylan Thomas wrote numerous short stories and scripts for film and radio - none more popular than his radio play UNDER MILK WOOD (ISBN 9780811229937), which is considered by many to be his masterpiece. He led a fascinating and tempestuous life, permeated by love affairs and reckless bouts of drinking, which led him to claim that he had beast, angel and madman within him. There have been several film adaptations of his fascinating life, which ended all too soon in 1953 when he collapsed and died in New York shortly after his 39th birthday. A memorial stone commemorating his life and work was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1982.
John Goodby is a critic, poet, translator, and the director of the Dylan Thomas Research Project at Swansea University.

Reviews

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)