Dylan Thomas


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THOMAS: Dylan 1914 – 1953

Born: 27 October 1914, Swansea, (Wales), United Kingdom
Died: 9 November 1953, Greenwich, United Kingdom

Dylan Thomas was a controversial character whose drinking and philandering often made headline news. He was only 17 when he wrote And Death shall have No Dominion and his first anthology appeared a year later. There is a memorial plaque for him in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey.

Quotations

“Washington isn’t a city, it’s an abstraction.”
“Poetry is not the most important thing in life… I’d much rather lie in a hot bath reading Agatha Christie and sucking sweets.”

Selected Bibliography
Dylan Thomas wrote over 100 poems

POETRY (* Famous poems)

* Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night: Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
* And Death Shall Have No Dominion: And death shall have no dominion.Dead man naked they shall be one
* Fern Hill: Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughsAbout the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
* Poem In October: It was my thirtieth year to heaven Woke to my hearing from harbour and neighbour wood
* Clown in the moon: My tears are like the quiet drift Of petals from some magic rose;

PROSE

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
Selected Writings of Dylan Thomas
Adventures In The Skin Trade, an unfinished novel
Quite Early One Morning (planned by Thomas, posthumously published by New Directions)
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
A Prospect of the Sea and other stories and prose writings
Letters to Vernon Watkins
Rebecca’s Daughters
Twelve More Letters, (limited edition of 175)

PLAYS

Under Milk Wood (Written for Radio)

SCREENPLAYS

Ideas from Good and Evil
Forgotten Tales of Long Ago