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Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 22 April 2012
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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on 14 February 2014
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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on 1 June 2014
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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on 17 July 2014
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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on 17 June 2015
I so enjoy his short stories and his wonderful use of words, creating a melody in the story telling. I specifically like is visit to Grandpa's. So worth a read.
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on 19 March 2014
I bought this book to gain insight into Dylan's life at different stages
it was excellent & would recommend it
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on 1 September 2014
Great book and arrived on time
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on 26 February 2015
ENJOYED THESE TALES VERY MUCH
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