Dylan Thomas


Born
in Swansea, Wales
October 27, 1914

Died
November 09, 1953

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Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet who wrote in English. Many regard him as one of the 20th century's most influential poets.

In addition to poetry, Thomas 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 work includes 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 rhapsodic lyricis
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Collected Poems

4.20 avg rating — 16,031 ratings — published 1952 — 42 editions
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Under Milk Wood

4.06 avg rating — 7,435 ratings — published 1954 — 131 editions
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A Child's Christmas in Wales

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4.15 avg rating — 5,723 ratings — published 1952 — 77 editions
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Portrait of the Artist as a...

3.97 avg rating — 1,873 ratings — published 1940 — 56 editions
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Do Not Go Gentle Into That ...

4.49 avg rating — 921 ratings — published 1951 — 4 editions
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The Poems of Dylan Thomas

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4.30 avg rating — 1,226 ratings — published 1965 — 30 editions
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Adventures in the Skin Trade

3.81 avg rating — 641 ratings — published 1955 — 31 editions
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Quite Early One Morning: St...

4.14 avg rating — 509 ratings — published 1954 — 12 editions
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Selected Poems 1934-1952, N...

4.22 avg rating — 616 ratings — published 1975 — 8 editions
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The Collected Stories

4.06 avg rating — 537 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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“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

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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