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    DescriptionThe Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas contains poems that Thomas personally decided best represented his work. A year before its publication Thomas died from swelling of the brain triggered by excessive drinking. (A piece of New Directions history: it was our founder James Laughlin who identified Thomas body at the morgue of St. Vincent s Hospital.) Since its initial publication in 1953, this book has become the definitive edition of the poet s work. Thomas wrote Prologue addressed to my readers, the strangers an introduction in verse that was the last poem he would ever write. Also included are classics such as And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night, and Fern Hill that have influenced generations of artists from Bob Dylan (who changed his last name from Zimmerman in honor of the poet), to John Lennon (The Beatles included Thomas portrait on the cover of Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band); this collection even appears in the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy s The Road when it is retrieved from the rubble of a bookshelf. And death shall have no dominion. Dead men naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and their clean bones gone, They shall have stars at elbow and foot; Though they go mad they shall be sane, Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again, Though lovers be lost love shall not: And death shall have no dominion. (From And Death Shall Have No Dominion )"


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    Title
    The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas
    Subtitle
    The Original Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dylan Thomas, Introduction by Paul Muldoon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811218818
    ISBN 10: 0811218813
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 821.912
    B&T General Subject: 640
    DC22: 821/.912
    LC classification: PR6039.H52 A17 2010
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU, 1DDR
    Edition statement
    Original ed.
    Publisher
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    14 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    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"