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Dylan Thomas a Biography
by Paul Ferris
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 This authoritative biography is based on a wealth of previously unpublished material (including 2 poems) gathered by the author in more than 200 interviews & extensive research in the UK & USA.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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Feb 24, 2010 Pete daPixie rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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
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.