- Audio CD: 2 pages
- Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd (6 Oct. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0563530863
- ISBN-13: 978-0563530862
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 14.6 x 1.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 616,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dylan Thomas at the "BBC" (Radio Collection) Audio CD – Audiobook, 6 Oct 2003
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Dylan Thomas Reading His Poetry (Harper Collins)... will be enjoyed much more if you listen first to Dylan Thomas at the BBC -- Times, June 12, 2004
The BBC's selection of Thomas's work is broader [than on the Harper Collins audio] and includes also his prose and dramas... essential archive recordings -- Observer, March 7, 2004
Top Customer Reviews
For poetry that a general audience finds worth listening to we are left with the BBC's plentiful recordings of Dylan Thomas and John Betjeman. Both have an individuality and accessibility that is lacking in their younger contemporaries and successors, and it is significant that they were also known for their prose works. These recording of Dylan Thomas, made by the BBC before it became a mouthpiece for the Arts Council and New Labour, bring with them an air of literary London in the 1940's as well as pre-War Wales. The poetry has a recognisable, individual style and speaks directly to the listener. It is not self-obsessed, prosaic, trivial, arbitrary or incomprehensible. We can recognise 'The fishing-boat-bobbing sea' or 'Rage against the dying of the light'. How many ordinary readers can quote a line, or even name a poem, by Mr or Mrs Hughes or their contemporaries?Read more ›