Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog: Stories
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The "Young Dog" of the title is of course Thomas himself, and this volume of autobiographical stories by the great modern poet, who died at 39 while on his third lecture tour in the United States, shows his waggish humor at its best, his exuberance and verbal magic in spectacular display. It also shows him a spinner of tales and a creator of memorable characters. There is the grandfather who marches off in his best clothes to be buried in the next town, the sardonic "senior reporter" on a provincial newspaper, servant girls who know how to deal triumphantly with a fast-talking dandy, a twenty-year-old farmer preaching wildly to boys in a deserted barn, a group of respectable worthies who play at literature behind closed blinds, and always the observant and unfazed young Thomas.
New Directions Publishing Corporation
January 17, 1968
5.24 X 7.88 X 0.36 inches | 0.33 pounds
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About the Author
Dylan Thomas was among the most popular cultural figures of the 20th century for the poems Do not go gentle into that good night and And death shall have no dominion; the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood; and stories and radio broadcasts such as Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dogand, especially, A Child's Christmas in Wales.