A Dylan Thomas Treasury

A Dylan Thomas Treasury

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?Discovered? at the age of nineteen through a poetry competition in a London newspaper, Dylan Thomas became the object of immediate acclaim and criticism for his adventurous language and resonant verse. His famously reckless lifestyle belied his deep seriousness ? manifest in his imaginative fascination with youth and his continual marvelling at the mysteries of life and death. Along with startling images of pain and violence, Thomas?s poetry and prose embrace touching childhood reminiscence and a spiritual yearning from which he emerges, not as the loud bohemian of the personal legend, but as the careful and reflective artist of the poems, stories and broadcasts themselves. ?At poor peace I sing/To you strangers?show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753814099
  • 9780753814093
  • 947,360

About Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea on 27 October 1914, the son of a senior English master. On leaving school he worked on the South Wales Evening Post before embarking on his literary career in London. Not only a poet, he wrote short stories, film scripts, features and radio plays, the most famous being Under Milk Wood. On 9 November 1953, shortly after his thirty-ninth birthday, he collapsed and died in New York city. He is buried in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, which had become his main home since 1949. In 1982 a memorial stone to commemorate him was unveiled in 'Poet's Corner' in Westminster Abbey.show more

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