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5.0 out of 5 stars Dylan Thomas - better as a short story writer than a poet?
When Dylan Thomas read James Joyce's 'Dubliners' he was overcome by the the Irishman's realistic but poetic visions of his fellow men and the community in which they lived. Could the Welshman match the Nobel winner's prose? Yes. We are all aware of Thomas's rich, oblique apocalyptic poetry, his revolutionary play for voices 'Under milk wood', but strangely the...
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2.0 out of 5 stars mmm well
Ten short stories. Some good, some bad but non better than good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dylan Thomas - better as a short story writer than a poet?, 2 Oct. 2001
When Dylan Thomas read James Joyce's 'Dubliners' he was overcome by the the Irishman's realistic but poetic visions of his fellow men and the community in which they lived. Could the Welshman match the Nobel winner's prose? Yes. We are all aware of Thomas's rich, oblique apocalyptic poetry, his revolutionary play for voices 'Under milk wood', but strangely the oft-neglected short stories carry some of his richest, funniest and most moving writings. In self-effacing homage he based the title on Joyce's 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man', and subsequently delved into the South Walian psyche with a love of the language and its people that, once read will never be forgotten. Was he a better story writer than poet? On this evidence - Yes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful book!!, 12 July 2009
This review is from: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog (Paperback)
Hemingway once said that "all good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse."
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG DOG is one of those happy few books..beautifully written,funny, moving, cruel and joyful at the same time..please read it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime, 22 April 2012
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Quite simply some of the best lyrical prose in our language. Almost poetry it is by turns wry and nostalgic but also natural and honest. To dismiss this as a series of short stories misses the point entirely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, 14 Feb. 2014
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Dylan Thomas -need I say more this man was a genius with language. I would like to read every word he wrote be it prose or poetry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 1 Jun. 2014
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Each story so different but each provoking such incredible images. The man loved words and used them to such effect. I remember an LP of Homage to Dylan Thomas in 1954 where Emlyn Williams recited A visit to Grandpa's and I could hear his voice as I read it in this remarkable book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories, 17 July 2014
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These stories take Dylan from being a young boy to being a young man. They are funny and moving and redolent of place and characters.

Thoroughly reccommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good insight into Dylan's youth, 19 Mar. 2014
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I bought this book to gain insight into Dylan's life at different stages
it was excellent & would recommend it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Sept. 2014
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Sally J Blackmore (Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Great book and arrived on time
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5.0 out of 5 stars DYLAN THOMAS PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS A YOUNG DOG, 26 Feb. 2015
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ENJOYED THESE TALES VERY MUCH
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Nov. 2014
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excellent book
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