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Selected Poems Paperback – 1 Jun 2000


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix; New Ed edition (1 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753810581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753810583
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An ideal introduction to the poetry of one of Britain's finest ever poets.

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Dylan Thomas, born in Swansea in 1914, is perhaps Wales' best-known writer, and celebrations throughout 2014 will mark the centenary of his birth. He is widely considered to be one of the major poets of the 20th century, and many of his greatest poems, such as 'Fern Hill' and 'Do not go gentle into that good night' remain among the nation's favourites. As well as poetry, Dylan Thomas wrote numerous short stories and scripts for film and radio - none more popular than his radio play UNDER MILK WOOD, which is considered by many to be his masterpiece. He led a fascinating and tempestuous life, permeated by love affairs and reckless bouts of drinking, which led him to claim that he had beast, angel and madman within him. There have been several film adaptations of his fascinating life, which ended all too soon in 1953 when he collapsed and died in New York shortly after his 39th birthday. A memorial stone commemorating his life and work was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1982.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bee of Good Cheer VINE VOICE on 31 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
I had to study Dylan Thomas as a mature student for my A Level English. Rather shamingly, I hadn't really paid him much attention until then. Of course I knew "Rage, rage against the dying of the light" and I was aware of the his reputation as a hard drinker but of the genuine poet, I knew very little.

And in a way, I'm glad I came late to the poems, as I think I appreciated them all the more. Every word is a jewel, precisely placed, and the words sing off the page. The more I studied and thought about them, the more I saw.

Amazing.

And partly why I'm now doing a degree in Literature.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By maxi on 9 May 2014
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A good selection of Dylan Thomas' poems at a reasonable price and the biography and guide notes were also very helpful.
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