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Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

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The most important Welsh poet of the twentieth century, Thomas was born in Swansea, about which he remembered unkindly "the smug darkness of a provincial town." He attended Swansea Grammar School but received his real education in the extensive library of his father, a disappointed schoolteacher visa mer with higher ambitions. Refusing university study in favor of immediately becoming a professional writer, Thomas worked first in Swansea and then in London at a variety of literary jobs, which included journalism and, eventually, filmscripts and radio plays. In 1936 he began the satisfying but stormy marriage to the bohemian writer and dancer Caitlin MacNamara that would endure for the rest of his career. His life fell into a pattern of oscillation between work and dissipation in London and recovery and relaxation in a rural retreat, usually in Wales. Thomas worked in a documentary film unit during the war. Besides his poetry, he wrote plays and fiction. In the early 1950s, he gave three celebrated poetry-reading tours of the United States, during which his outrageous behavior vied with his superb reading ability for public attention. Aggravated by chronic alcoholism, his health collapsed during the last tour, and he died in a New York City hospital. In his poetry, Thomas embraced an exuberant romanticism in the encounter between self and world and a joyous riot in the lushness of language. His work falls into three periods---an early "womb-tomb" phase during which he produced a notebook, which he later mined for further poems, a middle one troubled by marriage and war, and a final acceptance of the human condition. The exuberant rhetoric of his work belies an equally strong devotion to artistry, what he once called "my craft or sullen art." His great "Fern Hill," for example, builds its imagery of the rejoicing innocence of childhood on a strict and demanding syllabic count. A recollection of boyhood holidays on the farm of his aunt and uncle, that poem places its emotion within an Edenic framework typical of Thomas's work. The impressive sonnet sequence "Altarwise by Owl-Light" (1936) combines the internal quest of romanticism with a more elaborate religious outlook in tracing the birth and spiritual autobiography of a poet. Almost at the end of his career he produced the moving elegy "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" (1952), written during the final illness of his father. Despite his periods of doubt and dissipation, Thomas celebrated the fullness of life. As he wrote in a note to his Collected Poems (1952), "These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusion, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn fool if they weren't." (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

(eng) Full name Dylan Marlais Thomas. On combining works of this author: Please take note that editions of the "Poems" can be different works (selections as opposed to complete works). Identical titles alone do not indicate identical works.

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Verk av Dylan Thomas

A Child's Christmas in Wales (1954) 1,824 exemplar
Porträtt av konstnären som valp (1940) 1,027 exemplar
The Collected Stories (1983) 475 exemplar
Quite Early One Morning (1954) 469 exemplar
The Doctor and the Devils (1953) 327 exemplar
Äventyr i skinnbranschen (1955) 182 exemplar
Selected poems (1975) 99 exemplar
Beach of Falesa (1959) 81 exemplar
Selected poems [Penguin] (2000) 75 exemplar
Deaths and Entrances (1984) 75 exemplar
Rebecca's Daughters (1965) 75 exemplar
The Death of the King's Canary (1976) 74 exemplar
The outing (1955) 67 exemplar
Miscellany Two (1966) 67 exemplar
Fern Hill and Other Poems (1996) 62 exemplar
Selected Works (1976) 48 exemplar
Holiday Memory (1954) 43 exemplar
The Followers (1976) 36 exemplar
A Dylan Thomas Treasury (1991) 36 exemplar
Letters to Vernon Watkins (1957) 32 exemplar
The Notebook Poems, 1930-34 (1989) 30 exemplar
The Poems of Dylan Thomas (2017) 30 exemplar
El visitante y otras historias (1975) 29 exemplar
The Poetry of Dylan Thomas (1954) 29 exemplar
Dylan Thomas Selected Writings (1946) 25 exemplar
A casebook on Dylan Thomas (1960) 17 exemplar
Windabgeworfenes Licht. (1992) 17 exemplar
Alle verhalen (2000) 16 exemplar
Poesia Completa (2004) 16 exemplar
Poesie inedite (1997) 12 exemplar
The Loud Hill of Wales (1991) 11 exemplar
The Complete Screenplays (1995) 11 exemplar
Poesie (1981) 11 exemplar
Poesie e racconti (1997) 10 exemplar
The notebooks of Dylan Thomas (1967) 10 exemplar
18 Poems (1934) 9 exemplar
Poemes de Dylan Thomas (1974) 9 exemplar
Oeuvres, tome 1 (1970) 9 exemplar
The Map of Love (1939) 9 exemplar
Early Prose Writings (1971) 8 exemplar
Poet in the Making (1968) 8 exemplar
Twenty-five poems 8 exemplar
Oeuvres, tome 2 (1970) 7 exemplar
Twenty Years a-Growing (1964) 7 exemplar
Dylan Thomas at the BBC (2003) 7 exemplar
Con distinta piel (1901) 6 exemplar
A Child's Christmas in Wales: Christmas Musical (1984) — Original story — 6 exemplar
In Country Sleep (1952) 6 exemplar
Me and My Bike (1965) 6 exemplar
The Laugharne Poems (2003) 5 exemplar
Arbeit am Wortwerk (1985) 5 exemplar
Two tales (1968) 5 exemplar
The Doctor and the Devils (1970) 5 exemplar
Dylan Thomas: Selected Poems (2014) 4 exemplar
Nitton dikter (1985) 4 exemplar
26 poesie (1997) 4 exemplar
Dikt og andre tekster (1972) 4 exemplar
Ausgewählte Gedichte (1967) 4 exemplar
The broadcasts (1991) 4 exemplar
Dylan Thomas versei (1979) 3 exemplar
: (1934-1953) (2003) 3 exemplar
The World I Breathe (1939) 3 exemplar
New Poems 3 exemplar
Poemas completos (1981) 3 exemplar
De pronto al amanecer (1977) 3 exemplar
De terugreis (1947) 3 exemplar
Collected Poems 1934-1956 (1956) 2 exemplar
steist lugu (2012) 2 exemplar
Piimmetsa vilus 2 exemplar
Gedichten 2 exemplar
Dylan Thomas Poetry Tape (1988) 2 exemplar
Un natale (2000) 2 exemplar
Under Milk Wood 2 exemplar
The peaches 2 exemplar
The Enemies 1 exemplar
Viziune și rugă 1 exemplar
30 dikt (1996) 1 exemplar
Seven poems 1 exemplar
十月の詩 1 exemplar
Speak Up #173 1 exemplar
A Concordance to The Poems of Dylan Thomas (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
The Londoner 1 exemplar
Cuentos completos (2022) 1 exemplar
Fünf - Minuten - Gedichte (1999) 1 exemplar
Il n'y a pas d'issue (1984) 1 exemplar
Dylan Thomas: New Poems (1943) 1 exemplar
Filmscripts, the (1995) 1 exemplar
Under Milkwood (Playbill) (1957) 1 exemplar
La || ekskurso (1987) 1 exemplar
39 dikter (1977) 1 exemplar
The Burning Baby 1 exemplar
Prose e racconti 1 exemplar
Poetry 1 exemplar
Wales in His Arms (1994) 1 exemplar
Time Life Books 1 exemplar
Favole di cinema 1 exemplar
Verhalen (2014) 1 exemplar
L'Ecole des sorcières (1996) 1 exemplar
Twenty-Six Poems 1 exemplar
Wales, A Nation In Verse (2013) 1 exemplar
Poupées russes (1985) 1 exemplar
Thomas Dylan 1 exemplar
Selected Stories 1 exemplar
緑の導火線 1 exemplar

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Modern Short Stories in English (Literature for Life) (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Life and letters today, March 1940 (1940) — Poem — 2 exemplar
Life and letters today, Spring 1936 (1936) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
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After the Fair and Other Stories (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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Vedertaget namn
Thomas, Dylan
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Thomas, Dylan Marlais
Saint Martin's Churchyard, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
Land (för karta)
Wales, UK
Uplands, Swansea, Wales, UK
New York, New York, USA
Swansea, South Wales, UK
Swansea Grammar School
Thomas, Caitlin (wife)
Thomas, Llewelyn Edouard (son)
Thomas, Aeronwy (daughter)
Thomas, Colm Garan Hart (son)
Campbell, Roy (friend)
Johnson, Pamela Hansford (romance)
South Wales Evening Post (junior reporter)
Priser och utmärkelser
Memorial in Poets Corner, Westminster Abbey
Full name Dylan Marlais Thomas. On combining works of this author: Please take note that editions of the "Poems" can be different works (selections as opposed to complete works). Identical titles alone do not indicate identical works.



1914: Dylan Thomas - Resources and General Discussion i Literary Centennials (februari 2015)


Prima di leggere questa raccolta di poesie, non avevo idea che fosse esistito un poeta di nome Dylan Thomas. Una mancanza da niente se si pensa che il suo nome ha ispirato quello di Dylan Dog e Bob Dylan.

Comunque, inizio questa recensione lagnandomi un po' di questa edizione. Innanzi tutto è senza testo a fronte e ne ho sentito tantissimo la mancanza: per quanto supponga che la traduzione di Ariodante Marianni, così rinomata, sia ottima, vi consiglio di procurarvi un'edizione che contempli i testi originali. Thomas, infatti, era un poeta che amava per parole per loro stesse, per il loro suono (o, forse dovrei dire, per la loro musica), per ciò che da sole trasmettevano: quindi credo che leggendolo in un'altra lingua si perda molto più di quanto solitamente accada con le traduzioni.

Poi ho intenzione di lagnarmi anche dell'essenzialità estrema di questa edizione: niente note, commento o introduzione a un poeta, e un'opera, che invece ne avrebbe bisogno. Dylan Thomas, infatti, è un poeta oscuro e criptico, uno di quelli che ti inducono a rileggere ossessivamente i suoi versi perché, nonostante tu ti stia estasiando con immagini di estrema vividezza, continui a non capire un'acca di ciò che ti sta dicendo. Ci sono molti riferimenti al folklore locale, ad elementi biblici, a leggende: tutti questi elementi poi vengono presentati e distrutti, esaltati e riformulati in un delirio di parole che Thomas chiamava “metodo dialettico”.

Oltre alle lagne, poi, ho anche una domanda da porre alla Mondadori: Dylan Thomas ha pubblicato nel 1936 Twenty-five poems, quindi perché questo libro si intitola (e contiene) 26 poesie? E, soprattutto, qual è la ventiseiesima e perché è stata aggiunta? Mistero...

Inoltre, voglio lagnarmi anche uno svarione biografico. Nella seconda pagina di questa edizione, c'è una brevissima biografia dell'autore, che si conclude con queste parole: Distrutto dall'alcol, è morto a New York nel 1953. Ora, siccome non sapevo niente di Thomas, mi sono messa a cercare informazioni su di lui ed è spuntato fuori il fatto che, sebbene bevesse molto, la causa della sua morte sarebbe stata una terribile negligenza da parte del dottor Feltenstein.

Dylan Thomas soffriva da tempo di problemi respiratori ed era costretto a servirsi di un inalatore. Si dà il caso che, nel novembre 1953, a New York, dove Thomas si era recato per il suo tour, i livelli di smog fossero altissimi. Il 4 novembre, Thomas ebbe una crisi dovuta ad una polmonite e il dottor Feltenstein, pensando che fosse solo in preda agli effetti dell'alcol, gli somministrò una dose di morfina tripla rispetto a quella raccomandata. La morfina peggiorò la situazione del poeta, che entrò in coma e morì il 9 novembre. L'autopsia chiarì che la causa della morte di Thomas fu la polmonite, aggravata da un edema cerebrale e da una steatosi epatica.

È vero che ormai la leggenda ha deciso che Dylan Thomas abbia letteralmente bevuto fino a morirne, ma la realtà era già chiara nel 1953, quindi in 26 poesie (1997) non avrei dovuto leggere la frase: Distrutto dall'alcol, è morto a New York nel 1953.

Dopo tutte queste lagne, probabilmente vi avrò fatto passare la voglia di leggere questo poeta. Ecco, non fatelo: solamente, reperite un'edizione migliore di questa (che, comunque, credo sia fuori catalogo).
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lasiepedimore | Sep 12, 2023 |
I followed along in the book as I listened to a performance I found on YouTube - you do really need the Welsh accent. I enjoyed the language and also the character of Mr. Pugh, who dreams of poisoning his wife and wears a moustache like Dr. Crippen.
pgchuis | 33 andra recensioner | Sep 9, 2023 |
As an avowed fan of [[Dlyan Thomas]]' poetry, it was a revelation to find this collection of short fiction. The title story was the opening to a novel Thomas intended to finish but never did. The other stories were all relatively short. Each and every one is filled to brimming with Thomas' characteristic lyric language, and richer for the writing regardless of the effectiveness of the narrative thread. Indeed, some of the stories suffer from the merging of a poet's mind into short form prose, meandering and mystical in opaque way. But, even in those stories, it's easy to get lost in the language.

4 bones!!!!
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blackdogbooks | 2 andra recensioner | Sep 4, 2023 |



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