Dylan Thomas

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Dylan Thomas


Born
in Swansea, Wales, The United Kingdom
October 27, 1914

Died
November 09, 1953

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Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet who wrote in English. He is regarded by many as one of the 20th century's most influential poets.

In addition to poetry, Thomas also wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, with the latter frequently performed by Thomas himself. His public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his booming, at times ostentatious, voice with a subtle Welsh lilt, became almost as famous as his works. His best-known works include the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood and the celebrated villanelle for his dying father, 'Do not go gentle into that good night'. Appreciative critics have also noted the superb craftsmanship and compression of poems such as 'In my craft or sullen art' and the rhapso
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Collected Poems

4.20 avg rating — 12,729 ratings — published 1952 — 8 editions
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Under Milk Wood

4.15 avg rating — 4,292 ratings — published 1953 — 84 editions
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A Child's Christmas in Wales

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4.18 avg rating — 3,031 ratings — published 1952 — 44 editions
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Portrait of the Artist as a...

4.04 avg rating — 1,310 ratings — published 1940 — 40 editions
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The Poems of Dylan Thomas

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4.30 avg rating — 808 ratings — published 1965 — 21 editions
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Adventures in the Skin Trade

3.90 avg rating — 479 ratings — published 1955 — 24 editions
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Quite Early One Morning: St...

4.17 avg rating — 398 ratings — published 1954 — 6 editions
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Do Not Go Gentle Into That ...

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The Collected Stories

4.13 avg rating — 412 ratings — published 1983 — 15 editions
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Selected Poems 1934-1952, N...

4.27 avg rating — 450 ratings — published 1975 — 7 editions
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More books by Dylan Thomas…
“Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Dylan Thomas, In Country Sleep, and Other Poems

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.”
Dylan Thomas

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