Collected Stories

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5.4 X 7.99 X 0.88 inches | 0.83 pounds

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About the Author
Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea in 1914. After leaving school he worked briefly as a junior reporter on the South Wales Evening Post before deciding to embark on a freelance literary career. He rapidly established himself as a remarkable personality and one of the finest poets of his generation. 18 Poems appeared in 1934, Twenty-five Poems in 1936, Deaths and Entrances in 1946 and In Country Sleep in 1952. His Collected Poems was published in 1952. Throughout his life, Thomas also wrote short stories, his most famous collection being Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. He also wrote film scripts, was a celebrated broadcaster of radio features and talks, lectured widely in America, and wrote the radio play Under Milk Wood, first broadcast posthumously in 1954.
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
His prose, his images, his stories all pulsate with life, with a beat and a variety that captivate, invigorate, and clarify.--Los Angeles Times
Thomas's stories appeal to me because he is required to snake his poetics in between the dialogue and exposition (such as it is), and the form reins in his Biblical tendencies. ... In the same way that compilation albums often reveal the hidden strengths of a band, allowing someone else to decide what works, Collected Stories has always been my favorite Thomas, because of its balance. I need a touch of zinc white to even out the purple with this one. The demands of successful fiction bring Thomas and his rambles into the light, where we can see the triumph and regret in every drop.--Sasha Frere-Jones "4columns"