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Dylan Thomas - Author

About the Author

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.

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Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/12/2018

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets in our literature. Dylan Thomas (1914-53) was born in Swansea and educated at Swansea Grammar School. He worked as a journalist and screenwriter in Swansea and London, contributing frequently to BBC Radio. His publications included The Map of Love (1939), Deaths and Entrances (1946) and Collected Poems (1952). Under Milk Wood, 'a play for voices', appeared posthumously.

The Poems of Dylan Thomas

The Poems of Dylan Thomas

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2017

Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters Volume 1 1931-1939

Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters Volume 1 1931-1939

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Dylan Thomas's letters bring the fascinating and tempestuous poet and his times to life in a way that no biography can. The letters begin in the poet's schooldays and end just before his death in New York at the age of 39. In between, he loved, wrote, drank, begged and borrowed his way through a flamboyant life. He was an enthusiastic critic of other writers' work and the letters are full of his thoughts on the work of his contemporaries, from T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden to Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis. A lifetime of letters tell a remarkable story, each taking the reader a little further along the path of the poet's self-destruction, but written with such verve and lyricism that somehow the reader's sympathies never quite abandon him.

Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters Volume 2 1939-1953

Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters Volume 2 1939-1953

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Dylan Thomas's letters bring the fascinating and tempestuous poet and his times to life in a way that no biography can. The letters begin in the poet's schooldays and end just before his death in New York at the age of 39. In between, he loved, wrote, drank, begged and borrowed his way through a flamboyant life. He was an enthusiastic critic of other writers' work and the letters are full of his thoughts on the work of his contemporaries, from T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden to Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis. A lifetime of letters tell a remarkable story, each taking the reader a little further along the path of the poet's self-destruction, but written with such verve and lyricism that somehow the reader's sympathies never quite abandon him.

Dylan Thomas Bookmarks - Pack 2

Dylan Thomas Bookmarks - Pack 2

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Bookmark Release Date: 28/07/2017

Dylan Thomas Bookmarks - Pack 1

Dylan Thomas Bookmarks - Pack 1

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Bookmark Release Date: 28/07/2017

A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2016

A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Dylan Thomas's classic account of his childhood Christmases, with full colour illustrations by Peter Bailey. The special gift edition for Thomas's centenary now in paperback, with a beautiful gold-foiled cover. All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street... Dylan Thomas's lyrical account of his childhood Christmases in a small Welsh town, featuring wolves, bears, hippos and Mrs Prothero's cat, has become deservedly famous. This re-designed edition celebrates the centenary of his birth, and features full colour artwork from illustrator Peter Bailey. A beautiful gift edition of a classic work from one of Britain's best-loved writers, this is the perfect Christmas present for young readers building their own childhood Christmas memories.

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas The Centenary Edition

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas The Centenary Edition

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

Like Shakespeare and Joyce before him, Dylan Thomas expanded our sense of what the English language can do. Rhythmically forceful yet subtly musical and full of memorable lines, his poems are anthology favourites; his 'play for voices' Under Milk Wood a modern classic. Much loved by The Beatles and Bob Dylan, he is a cultural icon and continues to inspire artists today. This new edition, released to commemorate the centenary of Thomas's birth, collects more of his poems together in a single volume than ever before. With recently discovered material and accessible critique from Dylan Thomas expert John Goodby, it looks at Thomas's body of work in a fresh light, taking us to the beating heart of his poetry.

A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Dylan Thomas's classic account of his childhood Christmases, newly issued with full colour illustrations by Peter Bailey in this beautiful, cloth-bound hardback gift edition for Thomas's centenary. All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street... Dylan Thomas's lyrical account of his childhood Christmases in a small Welsh town, featuring wolves, bears, hippos and Mrs Prothero's cat, has become deservedly famous. This stunning re-designed cloth-bound hardback edition celebrates the centenary of his birth, and features brand-new full-colour artwork from illustrator Peter Bailey. A beautiful gift edition of a classic work from one of Britain's best-loved writers, this is the perfect Christmas present for young readers building their own childhood Christmas memories.

Dan y Wenallt - Cyfrol Canmlwyddiant

Dan y Wenallt - Cyfrol Canmlwyddiant

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

An ideal introduction to the poetry of one of this country's finest ever poets and featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary. This collection features perhaps Dylan Thomas' best-known poem, 'Fern Hill' - a profoundly melancholic and wistful meditation on former times; set in the idyllic Carmarthenshire dairy farm owned by his aunt and uncle when he was a boy. Another beloved poem 'Do not go gentle into that good night' was written by the poet for his dying father, exploring the themes of grief, loss and death.

A Dylan Thomas Treasury Poems, Stories and Broadcasts. Selected by Walford Davies

A Dylan Thomas Treasury Poems, Stories and Broadcasts. Selected by Walford Davies

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

An exclusive and detailed collection of Dylan Thomas' poems, stories and broadcasts, featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary. A must-have for all literature lovers. This selection provides the perfect introduction to Dylan Thomas' work, from poems and broadcasts to his short stories. It highlights his myriad talents, as well as the fluctuating moods and passions that inform his work. Discovered at the age of 19 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. Thomas' 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.

Collected Stories

Collected Stories

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

This unique edition presents the complete span of Thomas' short stories, from his urgent hallucinatory visions of the dark forces beneath the surface of Welsh life to the inimitable comedy of his later autobiographical writings. With PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG DOG and ADVENTURES IN THE SKIN TRADE, Thomas found a new voice for his irreverent memories of lust and bravado in south-west Wales and London, leading to a sequence of classic evocations of childhood magic and the follies of adult life. The definitive collection of Dylan Thomas' short stories, showing just why he is considered one of the 20th century's finest writers. Also featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary.

Dylan Thomas Omnibus Under Milk Wood, Poems, Stories and Broadcasts

Dylan Thomas Omnibus Under Milk Wood, Poems, Stories and Broadcasts

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

All Dylan Thomas' major works gathered together and featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary. A rich collection of Dylan Thomas' best-loved poems and stories, such as PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG DOG, and pieces he wrote for radio and magazines, including the celebrated radio play UNDER MILK WOOD. The DYLAN THOMAS OMNIBUS highlights the full range and genius of this tempestuous and meticulous artist.

The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas

The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Fascinating insight into the tempestuous life of one of our great poets through his letters, including those to the two great loves of his life. Featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary. Dylan Thomas' letters to the many women in his life are among the mst emotive, lyrical and beautiful that he wrote. Full of humour, longing and uninhibited honesty, these letters include those written to his wife Caitlin and his childhood sweetheart, Vera Philips.

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

First the young schoolboy, gloriously immersed in make-believe in a shabby farmyard; then the budding poet with his thrilling friendships and dreams of fortune. Finally, the neophyte reporter roaming suburban Swansea for momentous material. In ten wonderfully evocative short stories, Dylan Thomas conveys the exuberance and enthusiasm of youth as he fictionalises events from his childhood. Adolescent sexuality and male friendship are two of the themes that pervade this collection, along with the more familiar topics of love, death and religion. Featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary.

Under Milk Wood The Definitive Edition

Under Milk Wood The Definitive Edition

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as 'a play for voices', UNDER MILK WOOD takes the form of an emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub. We learn of the inhabitants' dreams and desires, their loves and regrets. The play introduces us to characters such as Captain Cat who dreams of his drowned former seafellows and Nogood Boyo who dreams of nothing at all. It is a unique and touching depiction of a village that has 'fallen head over bells in love'. The First Voice narration reveals the ordinary world of daily happenings and events, while the Second Voice conveys the intimate, innermost thoughts of the fascinating folk of Llareggub. There have been myriad productions of UNDER MILK WOOD over the years and Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Tom Jones have all starred in radio, stage or film adaptations. Dylan Thomas's classic radio play reprinted to celebrate the centenary of his birth. A true masterpiece that has never been out of print.

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

Author: Dylan Thomas, Peter Blake Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2013

Poetry of Wales (Unabridged)

Poetry of Wales (Unabridged)

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

Wales - The Poetry Of - An Introduction. This proud nation with it's long history; sometimes rough, hewn from bleak landscapes, sometimes gently soft from its comforting voices has produced a long succession of artists and poets. In the latter category Louis MacNeice most probably stands pre-eminent, his words and phrasing are on a plane few can equal and most are in awe of. But in this volume we do put forward others who have their own words and voice to add to this rich tapestry. Wilfred Owen, Henry Vaughan, George Herbert and Edward Thomas amongst them.

Selcted Poetry of Dylan Thomas

Selcted Poetry of Dylan Thomas

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2012

This book is one of the most popular style of the readers of Translated Poems. It selects 100 works of Dylan Thomas. This collection of translated poems is the most completed version of Dylan Thomas in China, half of which are translated for the first time in China.

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2010

'To begin at the beginning: it is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black...' When Richard Burton breathed the opening words of Under Milk Wood into a microphone, broadcasting history was made. For this 'play for voices' conjures up the intimate dreams and waking lives of the inhabitants of a Welsh seaside village in a remarkable way. It is bawdy and beautiful; its colourful characters lust and love, gossip and fantasise. Through the magic of language, Under Milk Wood creates a rich modern pastoral which, once heard, touches the listener with its poetry and haunts the imagination for ever. This radio drama is the completed version broadcast in 1963 which includes several passages that were omitted from the first recording in 1954.

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas The Original Edition

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas The Original Edition

Author: Dylan Thomas, Paul Muldoon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2010

Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices

Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices

Author: Dylan Thomas, Adrian Cropper, David Faulkner Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2010

This 'play for voices' is arguably Dylan Thomas's best known work, and exemplifies his skill with the rhythm and cadence of language. This new hardback educational edition includes an introduction to the author and the play, and end notes with engaging activities for students of both English and Drama.

Under Milk Wood and Other Plays

Under Milk Wood and Other Plays

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2008

Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas' undisputed and unforgettable masterpiece - an affectionate, but hilarious portrait of a small Welsh town. The classic 1954 recording, featuring a perfect cast led by Richard Burton as 'First Voice', is rightly considered to be definitive. This collection also includes two earlier radio programmes: Return Journey to Swansea and Quite Early One Morning , read by Dylan Thomas and others. Enjoyable in their own right, they also provide a fascinating insight into the process that led towards Under Milk Wood .

Dylan Thomas Reading His Poetry Dylan Thomas Reading His Poetry Complete & Unabridged

Dylan Thomas Reading His Poetry Dylan Thomas Reading His Poetry Complete & Unabridged

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/02/2004

A unique recording with Dylan Thomas reading his own work, as he meant it to be read. Because Dylan Thomas often wrote as much for the sound of his poetry as for its meaning, he was extraordinarily well-suited to the task of interpreting his own works on audio, the more so for his unforgettably rich, magical voice and dramatic style. This recording is the preservation of a unique literary resource, a fascinating introduction to the complete experience of Dylan Thomas' manipulation of language. The poems in this collection are those that he most often chose for his famous public readings and can therefore be considered the ones Dylan Thomas himself wanted us to know. Includes such favourites as Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Fern Hill, And Death Shall Have no Dominion plus many more.

Child's Christmas In Wales

Child's Christmas In Wales

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2003

First recorded in February of 1952, this remastered recording of Dylan Thomas reading A Childs Christmas in Wales recalls all of the sights, smells, and sounds of a long-ago Christmas.Thomass wonderful recollection of this holiday in the seaside town of his youth is captured in this vivid performance. Also included are five poems selected and read by Dylan Thomas, including arguably his most well-known Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.Includes:A Childs Christmas in WalesFern HillDo Not Go Gentle IntoThat Good NightIn the White Giants ThighBallad of theLong-Legged BaitCeremony After a Fire Raid

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/04/2001

'To begin at the beginning: it is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black...' When Richard Burton breathed the opening words of Under Milk Wood into a microphone, broadcasting history was made. For this 'play for voices' conjures up the intimate dreams and waking lives of the inhabitants of a Welsh seaside village in a remarkable way. It is bawdy and beautiful; its colourful characters lust and love, gossip and fantasise. Through the magic of language, Under Milk Wood creates a rich modern pastoral which, once heard, touches the listener with its poetry and haunts the imagination for ever. This radio drama is the completed version broadcast in 1963 which includes several passages that were omitted from the first recording in 1954. 2 CDs. 1 hr 41 mins.

Collected Poems: Dylan Thomas

Collected Poems: Dylan Thomas

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2000

The definitive edition of Dylan Thomas's five published volumes of poems: 18 POEMS, TWENTY-FIVE POEMS, THE MAP OF LOVE, DEATHS AND ENTRANCES and IN COUNTRY SLEEP. Dylan Thomas wrote passionately about life in all its moods and moments: from the first thrilling moments of childbirth to the darker moments of death and loss. COLLECTED POEMS is introduced by the poet himself with a passionate seashore 'Prologue', in which the self-styled Noah of poetry builds his ark against ruin. This edition includes his last, unfinished poem 'Elegy', and the opening of 'In Country Heaven' - an ambitious project conceived after the dropping of the atom bomb.

Dylan Thomas: Everyman Poetry

Dylan Thomas: Everyman Poetry

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/1997

Praised for his verbal inventiveness, image-making power and almost pagan metaphysics, Dylan Thomas's poems are visions of creation and morality.

A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/11/1995

Dylan Thomas' reading on this recording elevated A Child's Christmas in Wales from casually dismissed prose, written by a poet to keep the wolf from the door, to new genre, of literature to be performed. It is now Thomas' most widely known work, a wistful, tender, touching, wide-eyed in wonder evocation of the sights, smells and sounds of a child's Christmas in a seaside town in Wales.

A Child's Christmas In Wales Illustrated Edition

A Child's Christmas In Wales Illustrated Edition

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/1993

The timeless classic story of Dylan Thomas's childhood Christmas memories, featuring the wonderful artwork of Kate Greenaway medallist, Edward Ardizzone in this mini hardback edition. All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hand in the snow and bring out whatever I can find. . . Dylan Thomas's lyrical account of his childhood Christmases in a small Welsh town, featuring wolves, bears, hippos and Mrs Prothero's cat, has become deservedly famous. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Edward Ardizzone, this classic edition is beloved by fans of Thomas's work and a perfect Christmas gift for young readers building their own childhood Christmas memories.

The Loud Hill Of Wales: Poetry Of Place Thomas, D : The Loud Hill Of Wales

The Loud Hill Of Wales: Poetry Of Place Thomas, D : The Loud Hill Of Wales

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/1991

A classic tale by one of Wales' finest ever writers.

A Child's Christmas In Wales Illustrated Edition

A Child's Christmas In Wales Illustrated Edition

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1986

The timeless classic story of Dylan Thomas's childhood Christmas memories, featuring the wonderful artwork of Kate Greenaway medallist, Edward Ardizzone. All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hand in the snow and bring out whatever I can find. . . Dylan Thomas's lyrical account of his childhood Christmases in a small Welsh town, featuring wolves, bears, hippos and Mrs Prothero's cat, has become deservedly famous. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Edward Ardizzone, this classic edition is beloved by fans of Thomas's work and a perfect Christmas gift for young readers building their own childhood Christmas memories.

Letters to Vernon Watkins.

Letters to Vernon Watkins.

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/1982

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog Stories

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog Stories

Author: Dylan Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/1968

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