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Published March 4th 2004 by Faber & Faber
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Damian Matwiejuk
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's an excellent collection of poems; the usage of nature is remarkable and the depiction of, for instance, passing, death, or love is terrific. Moreover, the choice of works contributes to the impression of a complete piece formed out of Thomas's writing, even though there were a few that I didn't necessarily enjoy so much.

I'm intrigued by Thomas and I hope I'll read more of his works soon. They're refined in their own manner. The poems included in this book also create a highly interesting p
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Sam
Sep 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wales, shorts, language
A small intricate yet intense and moving collection of Dylan's poems with a eloquent, respect filled and all-embracing introduction by Derek Mahon. This collection encaptulates Dylan's passion for words and his humanity in life, both the good and the bad. A collection that begs to be whispered quietly to one's self on a quiet winter evening or shouted out across the mountains on a hot summer's day, either way the power and passion of Dylan's words cannot fail to impress.

As a bonus this collectio
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Brendan
Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it
A lot of nature poems: the Welsh countryside and coast, birds, various other animals, the sun and the moon, etc. As for his writing style - it's just not mine, to put it nicely.

Intro from Derek Mahon: Thomas's origins in Wales, his work in the theatre and journalism, as a screenwriter and radio broadcaster; his short stories, alcoholism, and wife.


"Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night" is widely considered a classic, and deservedly so.

"In My Craft or Sullen Art" deserves a mention.

The colossal
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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 sub
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