Dylan Marlais Thomas is born in Swansea, Gamorganshire, the youngest child of David John Thomas and ...
His poems are so strikingly different from the poets of classical modernism popular at the time, such as T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden, who were more notable for their emotional restraint. Many readers found his poems moving but difficult to understand. Auden and Eliot still wrote in a way that was somehow recognisable as poetry and were still intelligible somewhere. What one got to read in Dylan Thomas, however, was completely new.
With a simple language, his poems evoke ideas and experiences like few English poets before and after him, revolving again and again around mortality, which is already inevitably predetermined in birth. The condition humana, the "thrownness" of man as it applies universally and independently of the individual's personal lifetime and circumstances, is his great theme: the king must die as well as the peasant.
The later poems also make virtuoso use of complicated rhyme schemes and stricter forms, from classical forms to modern formal experiments.
This puts him on a par with Ezra Pound, W.H. Auden and T.S. Eliot, for it is precisely the difference between their poetry and Dylan Thomas's that makes his novelty and independence clear: Dylan Thomas is not an intellectual cosmopolitan or politically committed person, but is deeply immersed in the landscape and tradition of his homeland and as such remains an outsider in the world, insisting on his spontaneous visions and feelings.
Dylan Marlais Thomas is born in Swansea, Gamorganshire, the youngest child of David John Thomas and ...
The Song of a Mischievous Dog appears in the school magazine
Pre-school, attends grammar school in Swansea
Dylan Thomas becomes a member of staff, later editor-in-chief of the school newspaper
Dylan Thomas leaves the grammar school without a final examination, except in English.
Dylan Thomas starts work as a proofreader and cub reporter for the South Wales Daily Post and the Herald of Wales.
Dylan Thomas takes on roles in performances by various small theatre companies.
Most of the poems in his two later first books of poetry are written.
The Saint Be Kept wins first prize in The Sunday Referee's Poet's Corner.
The Force that through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower wins first prize in the Poet's Corner of The Sunday Referee magazine.
And Death Shall Have No Dominion appears in The New English Weekly.
18 Poems is published (with the financial support of The Sunday Referee).
Dylan Thomas moves to London
further publications in London magazines
Edith Sitwell reviews the Twenty-five Poems favourably
Dylan Thomas and Caitlin Macnamara marry in Penzance
Stays in Cornwall, London, Hampshire, Wales
Map of Love
The World I Breathe
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
Dylan Thomas works with John Davenport on the crime novel The Death of the King's Canary (later not published).
Dylan Thomas becomes an employee of the BBC. There he gives poetry readings of his own and other poems and radio essays, e.g. Memories of Christmas, Quite Early One Morning, Holiday Memory.
Dylan Thomas joins Strand Films of Golden Square (later Gryphon Films), working on scripts for documentaries, e.g. Our Country
Death and Entrances
Selected Writings with an introduction by John L. Sweeney
Dylan Thomas works for Gainsborough Films on feature film scripts, including The Beach of Falesá, based on a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Participates in the communist writers' congress in Prague
Dylan Thomas lives with family Laugharne.
I. Lecture tour of America
Travels to Persia to research a documentary film for the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.
II. lecture tour through America
In Country Sleep.
Collected Poems appears
Work on the screenplay The Doctor and the Devils (published 1953)
Dylan Thomas receives the William Foyle Poetry Prize for his Collected Poems.
III. trip to America
IV. American tour
Dylan Thomas dies in New York
Dylan Thomas is buried in Laugharne
Ackerman, John: Dylan Thomas (€ 62,99)
`That brilliant commentator on Dylan, John Ackerman' - Andrew Sinclair, Dylan Thomas: Poet of his People John Ackerman's highly acclaimed study of the poems and prose works of Dylan Thomas traces his development as a writer, linking this for the first time with his Welsh background. The formative influence of Swansea on the young poet, his family roots in West Wales and the childhood visits to Fernhill farm and the nearby Blaen Cwm cottage are all included, together with the Boat House anhd Laugharne, the absorbing village life and the inspiration of its now famous land- and sea-scapes. The impact of Welsh nonconformity and the chapel, and the radical politics of Wales are also explored as important influences on the poet's career. The 1994 preface, together with the introduction, throws new light on later poems like 'Prologue', the poet's work in film, broadcasting, as reader and as lecturer, while his own newly-discovered words, sharp and witty and with a poet's eye highlight his life, times and craft. The kaleidoscope of his changing worlds is seen in his homes in Wales and England, and his need in each one for a separate place to write, whether the hillside shed in Laugharne or a gypsy caravan in Oxfordshire or Camden,
Ackerman, John: A Dylan Thomas Companion (€ 80,24)
Opening with Thomas's life, the book offers vignettes of Swansea in the 1920s and 1930s, pre- and post-war Laugharne and rural West Wales, wartime London and New York City in the early 1950s, seen through the poet's eyes. Thomas's political views are focused on, as well as his social attitudes. ,
Ackerman, John: Dylan Thomas: His Life and Work (€ 86,00)
`That brilliant commentator on Dylan, John Ackerman' - Andrew Sinclair, Dylan Thomas: Poet of his People John Ackerman's highly acclaimed study of the poems and prose works of Dylan Thomas traces his development as a writer, linking this for the first time with his Welsh background. The formative influence of Swansea on the young poet, his family roots in West Wales and the childhood visits to Fernhill farm and the nearby Blaen Cwm cottage are all included, together with the Boat House anhd Laugharne, the absorbing village life and the inspiration of its now famous land- and sea-scapes. The impact of Welsh nonconformity and the chapel, and the radical politics of Wales are also explored as important influences on the poet's career. The 1994 preface, together with the introduction, throws new light on later poems like 'Prologue', the poet's work in film, broadcasting, as reader and as lecturer, while his own newly-discovered words, sharp and witty and with a poet's eye highlight his life, times and craft. The kaleidoscope of his changing worlds is seen in his homes in Wales and England, and his need in each one for a separate place to write, whether the hillside shed in Laugharne or a gypsy caravan in Oxfordshire or Camden. ,
Allen (Hg.):, Edward: Reading Dylan Thomas (€ 33,00)
A collection of essays on Dylan Thomas, reading culture and his place in modernist studies Reclining quietly with a book, an ear glued to the Hi-Fi, sifting a library stack, the TV flickering, a website gone live ... Few poets have inspired such remarkable scenes and modes of interpretation as Dylan Thomas. Our means of access and response to his work have never been more eclectic, and this collection sheds new light on what it means to 'read' such a various art. In thinking beyond the parameters of life writing and lingering interpretative communities, Reading Dylan Thomas attends in detail to the problems and pleasures of deciphering Thomas in the twenty-first century, teasing out his debts and effects, tracing his influence on later artists, and suggesting ways to understand his own idiosyncratic reading practices. From short stories to memoirs, poems to broadcasts, letters to films, manuscripts to paintings, the material considered in this volume lays the ground for a new consideration of Thomas's formal versatility, and his distinctive relation to literary modernism. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9781474473170 (Language: Edward Allen is Lecturer at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College. )
Bill, Read: Dylan Thomas in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten
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Christie, W.: Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life (€ 90,00)
Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life offers an account of the poet's life, along with a critical reading of his work, that is designed to close what has been called 'the yawning gap' between Dylan Thomas's popular and critical reputations. ,
Title is available antiquarian only.
Davies, James A.: A Pocket Guide: Dylan Thomas's Swansea, Gower and Laugharne (€ 7,00)
This work describes the relationship between Thomas's life and work and the places that were most important to him. The arrival in Swansea of Thomas's father is dealt with and the places in which he grew up are highlighted. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9780708316283 (Language: James Davies is senior lecturer at the University of Wales, Swansea. Over the last fifteen years he has published extensively on Dylan Thomas, most recently A reference Companion to Dylan Thomas with Greenwood. He is also author of Dylan Thomas's Places, and is an authority on literary Swansea. )
Davies, James A.: Dylan Thomas's Swansea, Gower and Laugharne (€ 16,00)
Although Dylan Thomas died in 1953, his work has never been out of print and his notorious life continues to fascinate. To mark the centenary of Thomas's birth, Dylan Thomas's Swansea, Gower and Laugharne is being reprinted. This popular publication provides a detailed account of the relationship between Thomas's life, work and the three places that were most important to him. Illustrated throughout with photographs, this book takes the reader on a tour of the locations intimately connected with the poet, outlining the history and literary history of each area as well as Thomas's links with these places and his use of them in his work. The result is a unique literary guide for all those who are interested in Dylan Thomas and the places that shaped him, whether they are visitors to Swansea, Gower or Laugharne, or armchair travellers who would like to know more about the geographical and cultural associations of Thomas's writing. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9781783160037 (Language: James A. Davies was formerly a senior member of the Department of English at Swansea University. He is the author of Dylan Thomas's Places (1987) and A Reference Companion to Dylan Thomas (1998), and has also written books on John Forster, Charles Dickens and Leslie Norris. )
Davies, James A.: A Reference Companion to Dylan Thomas (€ 85,60)
Examines the life and career of Dylan Thomas and provides an extensive consideration of the critical reception of his works. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9780313287749 (Language: James Davies was born in 1945 in Philadelphia. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1967 and entered graduate school at the University of Washington, only to have a mathematics professor interest him in the game of go. In 1970 he came to Japan, where his go playing has advanced to the amateur 6-dan level. Besides having been a regular contributor to the magazine Go World, he has written a number of books for Kiseido, among which are: 38 Basic Josekis Tesuji Attack and Defense He currently lives in Fukuoka, Japan. )
Davies, Walford: Dylan Thomas (€ 10,00)
An authoritative introduction by a leading Dylan Thomas scholar to the nature, cultural background, achievement and critical reception of this major poet's work. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9781783160587 (Language: Professor Walford Davies is a leading authority on Dylan Thomas. He is the author of Dylan Thomas (Open University Press), co-editor with Ralph Maud of the definitive editions of Thomas's Collected Poems 1934 - 1953 and Under Milk Wood (Dent), and editor of Selected Poems and Under Milk Wood for Penguin.)
Davis, Mark: Under Milk Wood Revisited: The Wales of Dylan Thomas (€ 26,00)
This fascinating selection of never-before-seen photographs, including many originals from the film Under Milk Wood, traces some of the many ways in which the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was influenced by his country. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9781445607559 (Language: Mark is a keen social historian and has photographed Bradford from the core out for several years, recording the changing history of this great northern city. Mark lives in Haworth, Bradford.)
Edwards, Colin: Dylan Remembered: Volume One 1914 - 1934 (€ 25,50)
This is the first of two volumes of transcribed interviews about the poet Dylan Thomas. Journalist, broadcaster, and author Colin Edwards interviewed numerous sources close to Thomas for a planned biography of the poet, but he was unable to begin work before his early death. The transcribed tapes have been edited into two collections, with the second due in 2004. Startling new information about Thomas's life and writing is disclosed, including influences on his writing and the sources from which he drew inspiration and storylines. ,
Ellis, Hannah: Dylan Thomas (€ 16,99)
Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a unique collection of specially commissioned essays celebrating the poet's life and work one hundred years after his birth in 1914. Edited by his granddaughter, Hannah Ellis, who introduces each section by theme, the book is divided into three parts concerning Thomas's early years, later life and his lasting legacy. Highlights include essays from noted biographers Andrew Lycett and David N. Thomas, National Poet for Wales Gillian Clarke on Under Milk Wood, and poetry by Archbishop Emeritus Rowan Williams. The book also includes essays by poet Owen Sheers and BBC Radio 6 presenter Cerys Matthews, as well as numerous testimonies and poems from the likes of former President of the United States Jimmy Carter, Phillip Pullman and actor Michael Sheen. With a foreword by comedian and former Monty Python Terry Jones, Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a rich and personal reflection on the lasting legacy of Britain's greatest poet. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9781472903105 (Language: Hannah Ellis is the granddaughter of Dylan Thomas and lives in Northampton with her husband Paul, a university lecturer, son Charlie and cat Boris. She studied at Oxford Brookes University and worked for ten years as a primary school teacher. Hannah is president of the Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain, patron of Dylan Thomas 100 and is currently working with the Welsh government on an initiative to bring Dylan Thomas's work to a wider audience, celebrating the richness of Welsh culture and teaching Dylan's work in a more creative way. )
Ferris, Paul: Dylan Thomas: The Biography (€ 26,50)
Details the life of the famous and popular Welsh character, Dylan Thomas. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9780862439033 (Language: Paul Ferris was born in Swansea and worked briefly on the local newspaper where Dylan Thomas was a reporter twenty years earlier. Richard Burton, Sigmund Freud and Caitlin Thomas are among his other biographical subjects. He has also edited Dylan Thomas' Collected Letters and written many novels.)
Golestan, Ebrahim: An Encounter with Dylan Thomas (€ 49,60)
Abadan, 1951. Iran and Britain are bracing for battle over the continued British monopoly of Iran's oil. Twenty-nine-year-old Ebrahim Golestan, who was to become a towering figure in Iranian cinema and literature, encounters Dylan Thomas, the famous Welsh poet, who died two years later at the age of thirty-nine from bronchial disease and pneumonia. More for his celebrity than an intimate knowledge of the subject, Thomas had been sent to Iran by the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company to write a script for a propaganda film about the company's supposedly salutary role in the country. But for a few hours, Golestan and Thomas pause amidst the escalating standoff between their two countries and speak candidly about poetry, history, philosophy, and the perils of translation. Published here for the first time is the English translation (with facing pages in the original Persian) of Golestan's unflinching portrayal of that encounter, revealing, all too clearly, how unsuited Thomas was for the task in hand.Accompanying the translation is an account of Thomas's time in Iran, written by Abbas Milani, Director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University, together with Alina Utrata, a Ph.D. candidate and Gates Cambridge scholar. Based on the poet's letters, journals, and archival material in England and Wales, it helps to shed further light on an episode long shrouded in mystery and plagued by controversy. Publication of this book coincides with the hundredth birthday in October 2022 of Ebrahim Golestan. To mark the occasion, Professor Milani has included a personal and erudite introductory essay on Golestan's life and work, examining his pioneering approach to film and his important contribution to Iranian literature, despite living in exile for most of his adult life. With a filmography and selected bibliography of the works by or about Golestan, this multifaceted volume offers not only a striking commentary on Iranian arts, politics, and history, set against the tense backdrop of the impending geopolitical clash between Britain and Iran, but also a commemoration of the work of one of the most eminent and influential representatives of Iranian culture in modern times. ,
Goodby, John: The Poetry of Dylan Thomas: Under the Spelling Wall (€ 61,00)
An important reappraisal of the poetry of Dylan Thomas in terms of modern critical theory. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9781781381151 (Language: John Goodby is Professor of English at Swansea University. He is editing a special centenary edition of the Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas (Dent / New Directions, 2014) )
Greenway, William: The Poetry of Personality (€ 54,20)
Even lovers of Dylan Thomas's poems are often puzzled by his habits of language, which sometimes take the form of unusual diction and unique perceptions. This study, on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, is a must-read for both Thomas's fans and newcomers interested in an introduction to his works and the unique sensibility that created them. Chapters are devoted to his poetic perspectives, ranging from the microscopic to the cosmic, his unusual perceptions of the world, which some critics have described as those of an almost altered reality, his diction, or working vocabulary, his penchant for refurbishing clichés, his hilarious sense of humor and linguistic playfulness, his development as a poet, and his concern for sound, often resulting in a lofty, at times Biblical, though secular, tone. In summary, the study fully explores the heart and mind behind the poems, and shows why his work will always remain in the top rank of English poetry. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9781498508889 (Language: William Greenway is Professor of Philosophical Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is the author of A Reasonable Belief: Why God and Faith Make Sense (2015), For the Love of All Creatures: The Story of Grace in Genesis (2015), The Challenge of Evil: Grace and the Problem of Suffering (2016), and Agape Ethics: Moral Realism and Love for All Life (Cascade, 2016). )
Hansford Johnson, Endy Pollard: Pamela Hansford Johnson. Her Life, Work and Times. (€ 48,00)
This first biography of Pamela Hansford Johnson (1912-1981) has been written with the full co-operation of her three children, who allowed Wendy Pollard access to previously unexamined diaries, letters and much other material, illuminating their mother's eventful and often entertaining life. Pamela Hansford Johnson's achievements were all the more,
ISBN/EAN: 9780856832987 (Language: After a number of administrative jobs, Wendy Pollard worked for five years as editorial assistant on the Newsdesk of Independent Television News. While her family was growing up, she studied with the Open University, gaining a first-class honours degree. She was awarded a PhD in 2000 by the English Faculty of the University of Cambridge, for a dissertation on the literary reception of the works of Rosamond Lehmann, which was later published as Rosamond Lehmann and Her Critics: The Vagaries of Literary Reception (Ashgate, 2004).)
Holbrook, David: Llareggub Revisited: Dylan Thomas and the State of Modern Poetry (€ 21,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781014922472 (Language: David Holbrook is Emeritus Fellow, Downing College, Cambridge. )
Holbrook, David: Dylan Thomas. The Code of Night. (€ 151,99)
Mr Holbrook here offers a new interpretation of Dylan Thomas which seeks, by uncovering the roots of his predicament as man and artist, to show what is of lasting value in his achievement. This undertaking involves the consideration of some profound questions of human personality and of human creativity and its denial. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9781472514639 (Language: David Holbrook is Emeritus Fellow, Downing College, Cambridge. )
Janes, Hilly: The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas (€ 12,50)
In The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas, journalist Hilly Janes explores the poet's life and extraordinary legacy through the eyes of her father, the artist Alfred Janes. A member of Thomas's inner circle, he painted the poet at three key moments: in 1934, 1953 and, posthumously in 1964, portraits which are at the heart of Janes' work. ,
Kidder, Rushworth M.: Dylan Thomas (€ 33,60)
Since the Bible appears so frequently in Dylan Thomas' work, some critics have decided that he must be a religious poet. Others, noting blasphemous statements and certain irreligious aspects of Thomas' personal life, contend that he was no such thing. Rushworth M. Kidder, investigating this problem, looks below the surface of the obviously religious imagery and discovers a more profound poetry. The first part of this book discusses the nature of religious poetry and the application of that term to Thomas' work, it then develops the necessary background based on his letters and prose comments to provide a foundation for the study, and finally it examines the relationship between the religious aspects of his poetry and his well-known ambiguity. The author re-defines the vocabulary for dealing with religious imagery by establishing three distinct categories of imagery: referential, allusive, and thematic. This original technique is used to examine critically Thomas' poems to show the development of his religious and poetic thought. There are numerous close, sensitive readings of individual poems to show how his poetry, like the Bible, teaches by parable, speaking deliberate ambiguity rather than simple dogma. This strategy inspired poetry that is technically complex but thematically simple, a mode of verse that became more explicitly religious in the poet's final years. Originally published in 1973. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905. ,
Kleinman, H.H.: The Religious Sonnets of Dylan Thomas (€ 38,00)
Krücker, Franz-Josef: Das Wales des Dylan Thomas (€ 18,00)
"Ich bin ein Waliser. Ich bin ein Trinker. Ich bin ein Menschenfreund." Der walisische Dichter und Essayist Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953) blieb Zeit seines Lebens mit der walisischen Landschaft verbunden. In seinem Geburtsort Swansea, einer Hafenstadt an der walisischen Südküste, wurde schon früh seine Fantasie beflügelt. Er strich durch den imaginierten Dschungel im Park gegenüber dem Elternhaus und schrieb schon als Jugendlicher Gedichte und Erzählungen. Zunächst als Reporter und als Laienschauspieler tätig, entwickelte er sich bald zu einer ganz eigenständigen Stimme in der englischsprachigen Lyrik. Sein Vokalstück "Unter dem Milchwald" wurde zu einem Welterfolg. Mit seiner Frau Caitlin und ihren drei Kindern zog der Dichter weiter nach Westen in das Hafendorf Laugharne. Dort bewohnten sie das "Boathouse", von dem aus sie einen weiten Blick über die Mündung des Flusses Taf hatten, eine weitläufige Wasserlandschaft, die innerhalb von Minuten ihr Gesicht ändern kann. Eine ehemalige Garage, von ihm "The Shack" genannt, diente ihm als Schreibwerkstatt. Meist ging er dann hinüber zu Brown's Hotel, um zu trinken und den "kolossalen Lügnern" an der Theke zu lauschen. Sein Alkoholismus trug vermutlich auch zu seinem frühen Tod bei. Auf einer Lesereise nach Amerika starb Dylan Thomas im Alter von nur 39 Jahren. Eine große Waliser Stimme war erloschen. ,
ISBN/EAN: 9783948114138 (Language: Franz-Josef Krücker studierte Anglistik und Sozialwissenschaften an der Universität Köln. Er war einige Jahre als Chef vom Dienst einer China-Zeitschrift tätig und betrieb 25 Jahre den Wissenschaftsverlag "edition global". Seit 1989 ist er zudem freiberuflicher Autor, Übersetzer und Lektor und realisierte seither mehr als dreißig Reisebücher und Werke zur Zeitgeschichte, meist über Asien oder die Britischen Inseln. Dafür lebte und arbeitete er in Yorkshire, Hongkong und Manila. Heute widmet er sich der Erforschung literarischer Orte. )
Lycett, Andrew: Dylan Thomas (€ 18,18)
The renowned literary biographer offers a "thoroughly well-written" chronicle of the legendary Welsh poet's life that is "rich in anecdote" (The New Yorker). Dylan Thomas is as legendary for his raucous life as for his literary genius. The author of the immortal poems Death Shall Have No Dominion, Before I Knocked, and Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, as well as the short story A Christmas in Wales, and the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood, published his first book, 18 Poems, in 1934, when he was only twenty years old. When he died in New York in 1953, at age thirty-nine, the myths took hold: he became the Keats and the Byron of his generation-the romantic poet who died too young, his potential unfulfilled. Making masterful use of original material from archives and personal papers, Andrew Lycett describes the development of the young poet, brings valuable new insights to Thomas's poetry, and unearths fascinating details about the poet's many affairs and his tempestuous marriage to his passionate Irish wife, Caitlin. The result is a poignant yet stirring portrait of the chaos of Thomas's personal life and a welcome re-evaluation of the lyricism and experimentalism of his literary legacy. "This is the best biography of the poet I have ever read." -Robert Nye, The Scotsman ,
ISBN/EAN: 9781468304077 (Language: Andrew Lycett received a history degreefrom Oxford. His previous acclaimed biographiesinclude lives of Ian Fleming and Rudyard Kipling.He lives in London. )
Maurer, Michael: Wales. Kultur und Geschichte
ISBN/EAN: 9783150193686 (Language: deutsch)
Murdy, Louise Baugham: Sound and sense in Dylan Thomas's poetry (€ 109,95)
Peach, Linden: The Prose Writing of Dylan Thomas (€ 52,99)
Pratt, Annis: Dylan Thomas' Early Prose: A Study in Creative Mythology (€ 56,00)
Rowe, David: Dylan Thomas: From Fern Hill to Milk Wood (€ 10,00)
Sampson, Marty: Siciliano on came to my rescue (€ 11,00)
Simpson, Louis: Studies of Dylan Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell (€ 52,99)
Thomas, Aeronwy: My Father's Places: A Memoir by Dylan Thomas's Daughter (€ 20,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781616081010 (Language: englisch)
"a moving memoir, beautifully drawn."--The Sunday Times
Thomas, Caitlin: My Life With Dylan Thomas (€ 12,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781844085187 (Language: englisch)
Caitlin MacNamara (1913-1994) married Dylan Thomas in 1938. They lived in Wales where they had three children. Despite affairs and drink they stayed together until his death in 1953. She then lived in Italy partly and had another child, who writes an afterword to this memoir.
Thomas, Caitlin: Leftover Life to Kill (x)
ISBN/EAN: Leftover Life to Kill (Language: englisch)
Title is available antiquarian only.
Thomas, Caitlin: Double Drink Story: My Life with Dylan Thomas (Language: englisch)
Caitlin Macnamara married Dylan Thomas in 1938. They lived in Wales and had three children. In this biography, she reveals their life together and their solemn duty to surfeit themselves limitlessly with drink, to wild extinction.
Title is available antiquarian only.
Thomas, Caitlin: Not Quite Posthumous Letter to My Daughter
ISBN/EAN: Not Quite Posthumous Letter to My Daughter (Language: englisch)
Written by Caitlin Thomas, the widow of poet Dylan Thomas, "Not Quite Posthumous Letter to My Daughter" is in the form of a long letter to her eighteen-year-old daughter. This is a mother's advice, a mother who has suffered spiritual, emotional, mental and physical despair and one who is writing out of her own dark and painful experiences. Caitlin leaves nothing unsaid: God, work, poverty, Catholicism, bohemianism, her husband Dylan, the evils of drink, money and success, art and artists, sex and love, marriage, the joys of country life. Caitlin Thomas is a sharp-witted observer of human nature, and her sense of satire and grasp of human foibles reveal life's comedy.
Title is available antiquarian only.
Thomas, Caitlin / Tremblet, George: Caitlin: Life with Dylan Thomas.
ISBN/EAN: Caitlin Life with Dylan Thomas (Language: englisch)
Title is available antiquarian only.
Thomas, David: The Dylan Thomas Trail (€ 17,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9780862436094 (Language: englisch)
This guide follows the footsteps of Dylan Thomas in the Ceredigion area of Wales. It contains walks with photographs and maps of the area around Aberaeron and Newquay where Thomas wrote some of his classics. Anecdotes and stories about Thomas and his literature are also included.
Thomas, David N.: Dylan Remembered (€ 16,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781854113634 (Language: englisch)
This is the second volume of transcribed interviews about the poet Dylan Thomas. Journalist, broadcaster, and author Colin Edwards interviewed numerous sources close to Thomas for a planned biography of the poet, but he was unable to begin work before his early death. The transcribed tapes have been edited into two collections. This volume contains interviews with Fred Janes, Mably Owen, Vernon Watkins, Glyn Jones, and the villagers of Dylan's stomping grounds of New Quay, South Leigh, and Laughern, as well as with many others, including Dylan's friends, colleagues, and acquaintances.
Thomas, David N.: Dylan Thomas: A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow (€ 17,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781854112750 (Language: englisch)
This Dylan Thomas biography reveals startling new information on Thomas's stay in Cardiganshire. With updated research and interviews, this work takes a fresh look at the Majoda shooting, the setting of "Under Milk Wood, and the claims that Thomas spied for the British in Iran. Previously unpublished photographs provide an inside look at the surroundings and circle of friends that influenced some of Thomas's most important works.
Thomas, David N.: Fatal Neglect: Who Killed Dylan Thomas? (€ 19,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781854114808 (Language: englisch)
Drawing on startling new evidence, including medical records and a postmortem report, this biography provides several answers to the mysterious and unsolved death of the revered poet Dylan Thomas. Since his death in 1953, arguments that he died from alcohol abuse, diabetes, a heart attack, or even medical incompetence have endured, and this account carefully researches each theory and investigates the roles of people close to Thomas, including his lover, Liz Reitell, her doctor Milton Feltenstein, hospital doctors McVeigh and Gilbertson, and the literary impresario John Malcolm Brinnin. Countering those who have wondered if Thomas himself was mostly to blame for his demise, this account weaves together a chilling picture of demanding friends and colleagues who did not take the poet's illness seriously.
Thomas, David N.: Dylan Thomas and the Edge of Love: the Real Story (Language: englisch)
Thomas, Dylan: Dylan Thomas: Everyman Poetry (€ 6,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9780460878319 (Language: englisch)
A collection of Dylan Thomas's most beloved poems.
Thomas, Dylan: Eight Stories (New Directions Bibelot) (€ 7,49)
ISBN/EAN: 9780811223881 (Language: englisch)
Collected here are eight particularly enjoyable Dylan Thomas stories, stories hailed by The New Statesman as "the unself-conscious classics, compassionate, fresh, and very funny... radiating enthusiasm and delight in the telling." This story collection includes The End of The River, The School for Witches, The Peaches, Just Like Little Dogs, Old Garbo, One Warm Saturday, Plenty of Furniture, The Followers
Thomas, Dylan: A Child's Christmas in Wales (€ 10,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781444015430 (Language: englisch)
All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street...' Celebrated poet, Dylan Thomas, recalls his own childhood Christmas with wit and magic in this beautiful children's classic that has become one of his most popular works.
Thomas, Dylan: Weihnachten in meiner Kindheit (€ 10,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9783458179634 (Language: deutsch)
Thomas, Dylan: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog (€ 11,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781780227276 (Language: englisch)
Ten marvellously evocative short stories inspired by the events of Dylan Thomas' youth. Featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary.
Thomas, Dylan: Selected Poems (€ 11,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781780227290 (Language: englisch)
An introduction to one of the country's finest ever poets, with a brand new cover look, for Thomas's centenary. Features his best known poem, 'Fern Hill' as well as many over well-loved works.
Thomas, Dylan: The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas (€ 11,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781780227252 (Language: englisch)
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.
Thomas, Dylan: Under Milk Wood (€ 11,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781780227245 (Language: englisch)
Dylan Thomas's classic BBC commissioned radio play reprinted to celebrate the centenary of his birth, featuring a brand new livery. An emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub.
Thomas, Dylan: A Dylan Thomas Treasury (€ 12,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781780227269 (Language: englisch)
An exclusive and detailed collection of Dylan Thomas's poems, stories and broadcasts, with a bold new look in celebration of the author's centenary.
Thomas, Dylan: Dylan Thomas Omnibus (€ 13,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781780227283 (Language: englisch)
All Dylan Thomas's major works gathered together, including best-loved stories and poems such as "Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog" and "Under Milk Wood". Reissued with a new look to celebrate Thomas's centenary.
Thomas, Dylan: Under Milk Wood (€ 13,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9780563388609 (Language: englisch)
Thomas, Dylan: Collected Stories (€ 14,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781780227306 (Language: englisch)
Definitive collection of Dylan Thomas's short stories, presenting the complete span, from his urgent hallucinatory visions of the dark forces beneath the surface of Welsh life to the inimitable comedy of his later autobiographical writings.
Thomas, Dylan: The Doctor and the Devils: And Other Scripts (€ 14,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9780811202060 (Language: englisch)
Dylan Thomas's principal works for film and radio provide a rewarding experience for those readers who know him only through his poetry and stories.
Thomas, Dylan: A Child's Christmas in Wales: Gift Edition (€ 16,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9780823438709 (Language: englisch)
The enduring holiday classic, lavishly illustrated by multiple Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman, is now available in a gift edition for a new generation of readers. This nostalgic recollection of Christmas past by celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas evokes the beauty and tradition of the season at every turn: the warmth of a family gathering, the loveliness of a mistletoe-decked home, the predictability of cats by the fire, the mischief and fun of children left to their own devices, and the sheer delight of gifts--be they Useful or Useless. Readers will cherish this beautiful hardcover edition of the classic A Child's Christmas in Wales complete with gold-foil stars, a debossed, glossy front picture, and sparkling snowflakes. Once inside, readers are rewarded with stunning, midnight-blue endpapers sprinkled with a flurry of more snowflakes. This book is a must-have gift for the season. Brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott medalist Trina Schart Hyman with a combination of more than 40 full-color and sepia-toned images, this beautiful edition of Thomas's beloved classic will enchant readers of all ages, year after year. An ALA Notable Book.
Thomas, Dylan: Quite Early One Morning: Stories (€ 17,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9780811202084 (Language: englisch)
In England and America Dylan Thomas made his art and personality widely known through public readings, radio broadcasts and recordings. Many of the 25 short stories, autobiographical sketches and essays in Quite Early One Morning, a volume planned by Thomas shortly before his death, were read by him on such occasions. They are alive with his verbal magic, his intense perception of life, his gargantuan humor and with the very ring of his voice. Included in this collection of prose pieces are such favorites as the hilarious "A Visit to America," the account of a small boy's marvelous day's outing--"A Story," and the memorable "A Child's Christmas in Wales" which has been called 'the twentieth century Christmas Carol.' Other pieces show Thomas's power as a sensitive critic of poetry and as an exponent of his own intent as a poet.
Thomas, Dylan: The Loud Hill of Wales: Poetry of Place (€ 17,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9780460870764 (Language: englisch)
A classic tale by one of Wales' finest ever writers.
Thomas, Dylan: The Collected Stories (€ 17,99)
ISBN/EAN: 9780811220453 (Language: englisch)
This gathering of all Dylan Thomas's stories, ranging chronologically from the dark, almost surrealistic tales of Thomas's youth to such gloriously rumbustious celebrations of life as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Adventures in the Skin Trade, charts the progress of "The Rimbaud of Cwmdonkin Drive" toward his mastery of the comic idiom. Here, too, are stories originally written for radio and television and, in a short appendix, the schoolboy pieces first published in the Swansea Grammar School Magazine. A highpoint of the collection is Thomas's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, a vivid collage of memories from his Swansea childhood that combines the lyricism of his poetry with the sparkle and sly humor of Under Milk Wood. Also here is the fiction from Quite Early One Morning, a collection planned by Thomas shortly before his death. Altogether there are more than forty stories, providing a rich and varied literary feast and showing Dylan Thomas in all his intriguing variety-somber fantasist, joyous word-spinner, comedian of smalltown Wales. The book includes an entertaining, informative reflection on Thomas by another Welsh poet and storyteller, Leslie Norris, as well as a brief listing of publication details by Professor Walford Davies, editor of Dylan Thomas: Early Prose Works.
Thomas, Dylan: A Pearl of Great Price: The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas to Pearl Kazin (€ 18,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781909844681 (Language: englisch)
New York, May, 1950. A warm Spring day and a thirty-five year old Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, pushes through the revolving doors of Harper's Bazaar. There, he meets Miss Pearl Kazin, Fiction Editor, highly-educated and out to make her own mark on New York. One side of their correspondence has survived: six love letters, never before published. A Pearl of Great Price is edited and introduced by antiquarian bookseller Jeff Towns, who has been pursuing and dealing in the books, manuscripts, letters, iconography and ephemera surrounding Dylan Thomas from his bookstore in his home town of Swansea, for over forty years. In that time Jeff has been fortunate in handling some quite remarkable materials original letters to Dylan's wife, books inscribed to fellow writers and close friends and even the book Dylan inscribed and gave to Charlie Chaplin when they met in Hollywood.
Thomas, Dylan: Adventures in the Skin Trade (€ 18,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9780811202022 (Language: englisch)
This collection of the poet Dylan Thomas's fiction--and what an extraordinary storyteller he was!--holds special interest because it ranges from the early stories such as "The School for Witches" and "The Burning Baby," with their powerful inheritance of Welsh mythology and wild imagination, to the chapters he completed before his death of the alas unfinished novel Adventures in the Skin Trade. Adventures is the story, written in a shrewd, sly, deadpan vein of picaresque comedy, of young Samuel Bennet, who runs away from his home in Wales to seek his fortune in London.
Thomas, Dylan: On the Air with Dylan Thomas: The Broadcasts (€ 18,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9780811212090 (Language: englisch)
A book full of surprises and delights, On the Air with Dylan Thomas presents all of Thomas's BBC radio work (with the exception of "Under Milk Wood", which is available separately). Thomas served his broadcasting apprenticeship as a teenager with his friend Daniel Jones. They set up a "station" between the second and first floors of the Jones' home "Warmley," dubbing it the Warmley Broadcasting Company. Then, starting in 1943 and continuing to his death, Thomas often sat behind a BBC microphone, variously giving radio talks, introducing poetry selections, participating in round-table discussions, reading dramas, essays, and poems. His was a glorious voice and he had a special case and inventiveness on the air.
Thomas, Dylan: Rebecca's Daughters (€ 18,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9780811208840 (Language: englisch)
Rebecca's Daughters is the nearest Dylan Thomas ever came to realizing his ambition to write a film scenario in such a way that it would not only stand ready for shooting but would, at the same time, give the ordinary reader a visual impression of the film in words. A romantic adventure story set in mid-nineteenth-century Wales, Rebecca's Daughters has a dashing hero who is not what he seems, commonfolk oppressed by the landowners, and finally, justice triumphant over greed and misused privilege. Who is the mysterious "Rebecca" swathed in wide black skirts with a shawl drawn over his mouth and his eyes flashing from beneath the brim of his tall black hat as he exhorts his "daughters" to tear down the hated tollgates imposed by the gentry's Turnpike Trust? And where does the foppish Anthony Raine--just returned from a tour in India with the despised British army--stand? And how is the lovely Rhiannon to choose between them? This reissue of Thomas's delightful tale of derring-do has been illustrated with charm and verve by the celebrated wood engraver and graphic artist Fritz Eichenberg.
Thomas, Dylan: The Essential Dylan Thomas (€ 19,99)
ISBN/EAN: The Essential Dylan Thomas (Language: englisch)
This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one audio program the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of "Under Milk Wood", with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators, but here also are two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and though interesting in their own right, they show how "Under Milk Wood" grew gradually in his imagination. This collection includes "Under Milk Wood", "Return Journey to Swansea", and "And death shall have no dominion" and other poems. It also includes "Memories of Christmas", "The Peaches", "The Outing", "The Followers", "Do not go gentle into that good night", and other poems. Thomas was a charismatic if idiosyncratic performer of his own poetry and stories and here is a representative selection.
Title is available antiquarian only.
Thomas, Dylan: Collected Poems: Dylan Thomas (€ 21,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781780227238 (Language: englisch)
Trade paperback. This groundbreaking edition contained all of Thomas's poems together in a single volume for the first time and is now published in paperback
Thomas, Dylan: The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas (€ 21,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781780227238 (Language: englisch)
Trade paperback. This groundbreaking edition contained all of Thomas's poems together in a single volume for the first time and is now published in paperback.
Thomas, Dylan: Cerys Matthews' Under Milk Wood (€ 24,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781474622509 (Language: englisch)
In this enchanting illustrated adaptation, Cerys Matthews brings Dylan Thomas's beloved classic to new life. This is a bedtime story like no other, a book to be treasured by many generations, a book for babies and old men alike, for all that are young at heart
Thomas, Dylan: Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters Volume 1 (€ 24,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781474607995 (Language: englisch)
The first volume of the definitive collection of Dylan Thomas's letters.
Thomas, Dylan: Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters Volume 2 (€ 24,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9781474608008 (Language: englisch)
The second volume of the definitive collection of Dylan Thomas's letters.
Thomas, Dylan: Windabgeworfenes Licht (€ 25,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9783446272217 (Language: englisch)
Thomas, Dylan: Unterm Milchwald (€ 27,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9783446274150 (Language: deutsch)
Thomas, Dylan: Dylan Thomas: The Caedmon CD Collection (€ 34,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9780060790837 (Language: englisch)
Beginning in February 1952, Dylan Thomas made a series of memorable and historic recordings for a new record label called Caedmon. In fact, Dylan Thomas was the first to record for this new label, started by two 22-year-old women, Marianne Roney and Barbara Cohen. Little did they know that in addition to capturing a part of history they also launched an industry of spoken-word recording. This collection not only contains the incredible Caedmon recording sessions, but also recordings from the BBC, CBC, and other archival material Caedmon originally published in the 1950s and 1960s. Highlights include: "A Child's Christmas in Wales" and "Five Poems", "Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night", his prose: Adventures in the Skin Trade and Quite Early One Morning, and his final work - Under Milk Wood, a play. With stunning original album cover art, and an introduction read by former poet laureate Billy Collins, this unique collection includes not only Dylan Thomas reading his finest works, but also rare recordings of Thomas reading his favorite writers, including W.H. Auden and William Shakespeare.
Thomas, Dylan: The Poems of Dylan Thomas (€ 43,50)
ISBN/EAN: 9780811221146 (Language: englisch)
The reputation of Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century has not waned in the fifty years since his death. A Welshman with a passion for the English language, Thomas's singular poetic voice has been admired and imitated, but never matched. This exciting, newly edited annotated edition offers a more complete and representative collection of Dylan Thomas's poetic works than any previous edition. Edited by leading Dylan Thomas scholar John Goodby from the University of Swansea, The Poems of Dylan Thomas contains all the poems that appeared in Collected Poems 1934-1952, edited by Dylan Thomas himself, as well as poems from the 1930-1934 notebooks and poems from letters, amatory verses, occasional poems, the verse film script for "Our Country," and poems that appear in his "radio play for voices," Under Milk Wood. Showing the broad range of Dylan Thomas's oeuvre as never before, this new edition places Thomas in the twenty-first century, with an up-to-date introduction by Goodby whose notes and annotations take a pluralistic approach.
Tindall, William: A Reader's Guide to Dylan Thomas (€ 21,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9780815604013 (Language: englisch)
"The clearest and closest explication de texte of Dylan Thomas yet offered". -- Booklist
Treece, Henry: Dylan Thomas, dog Among the Fairies. (€ 17,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781014271211 (Language: englisch)
Wardi, Eynel: Once Below a Time: Dylan Thomas, Julia Kristeva, and Other Speaking Subjects (€ 35,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9780791445600 (Language: englisch)
Highly original and theoretically wide-ranging, this book offers new insights into the origins of poetry. Working with much of the significant primary and secondary literature in psychoanalysis, particularly the theories of Julia Kristeva, the book skillfully sketches out a psychoanalytically enhanced theory of poetics through close readings of the works of Dylan Thomas. Through an intense dialogue with pivotal poems, it offers a "subjectivist" theory of poetic language, one that focuses on the interrelation between meaning and subjectivity in the dynamics of the poetic text. In this scheme, the "genesis of the speaking subject" is held to be a reenactment of old and new fantasies of origins, the reality of which is inaccessible to us -- buried, as it were, "below time". Among these fantasies, the author also recognizes the psychoanalytic fantasy of origins that guides her own project.
Watkins, Gwen: Dylan Thomas. Portrait of a Friend (€ 20,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9780862437800 (Language: englisch)
Featuring a personal memoir of Dylan Thomas, this biography is written by Gwen Watkins who had a close and lasting friendship with him and Caitilin.
Watkins, Vernon: Vernon Watkins on Dylan Thomas and Other Poets and Poetry (€ 15,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781909844056 (Language: englisch)
Willits Jr, Martin: Dylan Thomas and the Writing Shed (€ 17,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781938853982 (Language: englisch)
: Wales in His Arms (€ 10,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9780708312483 (Language: englisch)
Dylan Thomas was alert to the up and coming poets in Wales writing in English, and promoted some of them on the BBC and in reading poems in public. This book presents a record of Thomas's concern for his fellow Anglo-Welsh poets.
: Study Guide to the Major Poems by Dylan Thomas (€ 10,90)
ISBN/EAN: 9781645424581 (Language: englisch)
A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Dylan Thomas, popular Welsh poet in the twentieth-century. Titles in this study guide include The Map of Love, Once Below A Time, In Country Sleep, and Death and Entrances. As a poet of the modernist movement, Thomas' work included themes of religion, innocence, and the human awareness of experience. Moreover, he utilized literary devices to captivate his audience, such as alliteration, internal rhyme, sprung rhythm, and was even noted as a skilled writer of prose poetry. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Thomas' classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
: Sound and Meaning in Dylan Thomas's Poetry (€ 29,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781014249067 (Language: englisch)
: The World of Dylan Thomas (€ 33,00)
ISBN/EAN: 9781014260659 (Language: englisch)