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Dylan Thomas a Biography

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Few poets have excited such extremes of admiration & hostility as Dylan Thomas, the Welshman who was perhaps the greatest lyric poet of the 20th Century. This authoritative biography is based on a wealth of previously unpublished material (including 2 poems) gathered by the author in more than 200 interviews & extensive research in the UK & USA. With 25 b/w ...more
Paperback, 446 pages
Published September 13th 1989 by Paragon House (first published 1977)
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Pete daPixie
Feb 24, 2010 Pete daPixie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, 20thc-cymru
Paul Ferris's biography of Thomas, revised since the original publication first appeared in 1977, is revealing, poignant, funny and an excellent insight into the life and times of the 'Rimbaud of Cwmdonkin'. I've loved Dylan Thomas's work for very many years but known next to nothing of the man and his life. Ferris has done a great job. His treatment of the poet's life and work is sympathetic and well balanced, as is the authors 'Dylan Thomas at the BBC' a two cd collection from the BBC ...more
Elle
Jan 04, 2009 Elle rated it liked it
I am not much a biography reader but I have always been fascinated by Dylan Thomas. His life reads as a novel. It shows the facets of him as a poet, artist and tortured soul. It seems that this is the way of all who walk down that road. I love the fact that he read Shakespeare to his children and that enabled him to read better. I have started to read poetry to my own children. The cadences, rhythms and rhymes soothe children and they love the repetition. It was a pretty good read.
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Apr 21, 2014 Clemmi rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book about Dylan Thomas. I have always been a huge fan of his work, but this book did a wonderful job of bringing his life to light.
Daniel
May 27, 2008 Daniel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was okay, but kind of boring. I think I prefer just reading his poetry to learning all the intricate (and frequently depressing) details of his life.
Joe Mossa
Nov 30, 2015 Joe Mossa rated it liked it

a very difficult read about a person who was not a very good man and i wonder if he was a good poet. he was more interested in women and drinking than poetry.
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OK, so I got really into the Dylan Thomas thing. I was 24!
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