Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. In addition to poetry, he wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, which he often performed himself. His public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his sonorous voice with a subtle Welsh lilt became almost as famous as his works. His best-known works include the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood and the celebrated villanelle for his dying father, "Do not go gentle into that good night". Appreciative critics have also noted the craftsmanship and compression of poems such as "In my Craft or Sullen Art", and the rhapsodic lyricism in "And death shall have no dominion" and "Fern ... more »
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- Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
- And Death Shall Have No Dominion
- A Child's Christmas in Wales
- Fern Hill
- Clown in the Moon
- A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, o...
- Before I Knocked
- A Letter to My Aunt
- A Process in the Weather of the Heart
- Love In the Asylum
- Deaths and Entrances
- After the Funeral (In memory of Ann Jone...
- Among Those Killed in the Dawn Raid Was ...
- Especially When the October Wind
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''It's thatthe thought of the few, simple things we want and the knowledge that we're going to get them in spite of you know Who and His spites and tempersthat keeps us living I think.''Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. Letter, late 1936, to Caitlin, later Thomas's wife. The Collected Letters of Dylan Thomas (1985).
''In a fiercely mourning house in a crooked year.''Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. After the Funeral (l. 30). . . The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, 1934-1952 (1953, rev. ed. 1956) New Dire...
''Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.''Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. Quoted in John Malcolm Brinnin, Dylan Thomas in America, ch. 1 (1956).
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