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. 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 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 rhapsodic lyricis
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Average rating: 4.16 · 38,409 ratings · 2,125 reviews · 153 distinct worksSimilar authors
Collected Poems

4.20 avg rating — 15,401 ratings — published 1952 — 41 editions
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Under Milk Wood

4.15 avg rating — 5,973 ratings — published 1954 — 115 editions
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A Child's Christmas in Wales

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4.15 avg rating — 5,245 ratings — published 1952 — 75 editions
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Portrait of the Artist as a...

3.97 avg rating — 1,793 ratings — published 1940 — 56 editions
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The Poems of Dylan Thomas

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4.30 avg rating — 1,161 ratings — published 1965 — 29 editions
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Do Not Go Gentle Into That ...

4.49 avg rating — 754 ratings — published 1951 — 3 editions
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Adventures in the Skin Trade

3.82 avg rating — 618 ratings — published 1955 — 31 editions
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Quite Early One Morning: St...

4.14 avg rating — 496 ratings — published 1954 — 10 editions
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The Collected Stories

4.06 avg rating — 527 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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Selected Poems 1934-1952, N...

4.23 avg rating — 594 ratings — published 1975 — 8 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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