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Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

Autor(a) de The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas 1934-1952

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About the Author

The most important Welsh poet of the twentieth century, Thomas was born in Swansea, about which he remembered unkindly "the smug darkness of a provincial town." He attended Swansea Grammar School but received his real education in the extensive library of his father, a disappointed schoolteacher mostrar mais with higher ambitions. Refusing university study in favor of immediately becoming a professional writer, Thomas worked first in Swansea and then in London at a variety of literary jobs, which included journalism and, eventually, filmscripts and radio plays. In 1936 he began the satisfying but stormy marriage to the bohemian writer and dancer Caitlin MacNamara that would endure for the rest of his career. His life fell into a pattern of oscillation between work and dissipation in London and recovery and relaxation in a rural retreat, usually in Wales. Thomas worked in a documentary film unit during the war. Besides his poetry, he wrote plays and fiction. In the early 1950s, he gave three celebrated poetry-reading tours of the United States, during which his outrageous behavior vied with his superb reading ability for public attention. Aggravated by chronic alcoholism, his health collapsed during the last tour, and he died in a New York City hospital. In his poetry, Thomas embraced an exuberant romanticism in the encounter between self and world and a joyous riot in the lushness of language. His work falls into three periods---an early "womb-tomb" phase during which he produced a notebook, which he later mined for further poems, a middle one troubled by marriage and war, and a final acceptance of the human condition. The exuberant rhetoric of his work belies an equally strong devotion to artistry, what he once called "my craft or sullen art." His great "Fern Hill," for example, builds its imagery of the rejoicing innocence of childhood on a strict and demanding syllabic count. A recollection of boyhood holidays on the farm of his aunt and uncle, that poem places its emotion within an Edenic framework typical of Thomas's work. The impressive sonnet sequence "Altarwise by Owl-Light" (1936) combines the internal quest of romanticism with a more elaborate religious outlook in tracing the birth and spiritual autobiography of a poet. Almost at the end of his career he produced the moving elegy "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" (1952), written during the final illness of his father. Despite his periods of doubt and dissipation, Thomas celebrated the fullness of life. As he wrote in a note to his Collected Poems (1952), "These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusion, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn fool if they weren't." (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Full name Dylan Marlais Thomas. On combining works of this author: Please take note that editions of the "Poems" can be different works (selections as opposed to complete works). Identical titles alone do not indicate identical works.

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Obras por Dylan Thomas

Under Milk Wood (1954) 2,689 exemplares
A Child's Christmas in Wales (1954) 1,866 exemplares
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog (1940) 1,041 exemplares
The Collected Stories (1983) 484 exemplares
Quite Early One Morning (1954) 478 exemplares
The Doctor and the Devils (1953) 331 exemplares
Dylan Thomas (Everyman's Poetry) (1794) 118 exemplares
Selected poems (1975) 99 exemplares
Beach of Falesa (1959) 81 exemplares
Deaths and Entrances (1984) 79 exemplares
Selected poems [Penguin] (2000) 77 exemplares
Rebecca's Daughters (1965) 75 exemplares
The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas (2001) 74 exemplares
The Death of the King's Canary (1976) 74 exemplares
Miscellany Two (1966) 70 exemplares
The outing (1955) 68 exemplares
Fern Hill and Other Poems (1996) 62 exemplares
Selected Works (1976) 48 exemplares
Holiday Memory (1954) 44 exemplares
A Dylan Thomas Treasury (1991) 38 exemplares
The Followers (1976) 36 exemplares
Letters to Vernon Watkins (1957) 33 exemplares
The Poems of Dylan Thomas (2017) 32 exemplares
The Notebook Poems, 1930-34 (1989) 30 exemplares
El visitante y otras historias (1975) 30 exemplares
The Poetry of Dylan Thomas (1954) 29 exemplares
Selected Letters of Dylan Thomas (1965) 28 exemplares
Dylan Thomas Selected Writings (1946) 26 exemplares
Windabgeworfenes Licht. (1992) 17 exemplares
A casebook on Dylan Thomas (1960) 17 exemplares
Poesia Completa (2004) 16 exemplares
Alle verhalen (2000) 16 exemplares
In Country Sleep, and Other Poems (1952) 16 exemplares
Under Milk Wood [1971 film] (1972) — Original book — 15 exemplares
The Loud Hill of Wales (1991) 12 exemplares
Poesie inedite (1997) 12 exemplares
Poesie (1981) 11 exemplares
The Complete Screenplays (1995) 11 exemplares
Poesie e racconti (1997) 11 exemplares
The notebooks of Dylan Thomas (1967) 10 exemplares
Poemes de Dylan Thomas (1974) 10 exemplares
18 Poems (1934) 9 exemplares
Oeuvres, tome 1 (1970) 9 exemplares
The Map of Love (1939) 9 exemplares
Twenty Years a-Growing (1964) 8 exemplares
Twenty-five poems 8 exemplares
Early Prose Writings (1971) 8 exemplares
Poet in the Making (1968) 8 exemplares
Dylan Thomas at the BBC (2003) 7 exemplares
Oeuvres, tome 2 (1970) 7 exemplares
A Child's Christmas in Wales: Christmas Musical (1984) — Original story — 6 exemplares
In Country Sleep (1952) 6 exemplares
Con distinta piel (1901) 6 exemplares
Me and My Bike (1965) 6 exemplares
The Laugharne Poems (2003) 5 exemplares
Nitton dikter (1985) 5 exemplares
Two tales (1968) 5 exemplares
The Doctor and the Devils (1970) 5 exemplares
Dylan Thomas: Selected Poems (2014) 4 exemplares
26 poesie (1997) 4 exemplares
Dikt og andre tekster (1972) 4 exemplares
Ausgewählte Gedichte (1967) 4 exemplares
New Poems 3 exemplares
Dylan Thomas versei (1979) 3 exemplares
De pronto al amanecer (1977) 3 exemplares
: (1934-1953) (2003) 3 exemplares
The World I Breathe (1939) 3 exemplares
De terugreis (1947) 3 exemplares
Poemas completos (1981) 3 exemplares
Gedichten 2 exemplares
Under Milk Wood — Autor — 2 exemplares
steist lugu (2012) 2 exemplares
Collected Poems 1934-1956 (1956) 2 exemplares
Dylan Thomas Poetry Tape (1988) 2 exemplares
The peaches 2 exemplares
Piimmetsa vilus 2 exemplares
Un natale (2000) 2 exemplares
The Londoner 1 exemplar
I Survived 1 exemplar
Wales in His Arms (1994) 1 exemplar
Cuentos completos (2022) 1 exemplar
Seven poems 1 exemplar
The Enemies 1 exemplar
Three Works 1 exemplar
Release 1 exemplar
Under Milkwood (Playbill) (1957) 1 exemplar
十月の詩 1 exemplar
Speak Up #173 1 exemplar
La || ekskurso (1987) 1 exemplar
Rest To Receive 1 exemplar
A Concordance to The Poems of Dylan Thomas (1976) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Time Life Books 1 exemplar
The outing 1 exemplar
Thomas Dylan 1 exemplar
L'Ecole des sorcières (1996) 1 exemplar
The Burning Baby 1 exemplar
Twenty-Six Poems 1 exemplar
Selected Stories 1 exemplar
Wales, A Nation In Verse (2013) 1 exemplar
Poetry 1 exemplar
Prose e racconti 1 exemplar
Poupées russes (1985) 1 exemplar
Verhalen (2014) 1 exemplar
Viziune și rugă 1 exemplar
Favole di cinema 1 exemplar
30 dikt (1996) 1 exemplar
Filmscripts, the (1995) 1 exemplar
Dylan Thomas: New Poems (1943) 1 exemplar
39 dikter (1977) 1 exemplar
Il n'y a pas d'issue (1984) 1 exemplar
Fünf - Minuten - Gedichte (1999) 1 exemplar
緑の導火線 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,250 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições914 exemplares
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996)algumas edições622 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 447 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições441 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 427 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 388 exemplares
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuidor — 330 exemplares
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuidor, algumas edições284 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Contribuidor, algumas edições264 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
Love Letters (1996) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Contribuidor, algumas edições166 exemplares
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Welsh Short Stories (1976) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Folio Christmas Book (2000) 69 exemplares
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Art of Growing Older: Writers on Living and Aging (1992) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Tell Me a Story: An Anthology (1957) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Contribuidor, algumas edições18 exemplares
Loss: An Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Welsh Short Stories (1937) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
New World Writing: Second Mentor Selection (1952) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
31 Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Bedside Lilliput (1950) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
England forteller : britiske og irske noveller (1970) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Four ways of modern poetry (1965) 7 exemplares
British and American Essays, 1905-1956 (1959) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições6 exemplares
The West Country Book (1981) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Modern Short Stories in English (Literature for Life) (1993) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Twenty-Three Modern Stories (1963) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Life and letters today, March 1940 (1940) — Poem — 2 exemplares
After the Fair and Other Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Life and letters today, Spring 1936 (1936) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Life and letters today, Spring 1937 (1937) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Thomas, Dylan
Nome legal
Thomas, Dylan Marlais
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Saint Martin's Churchyard, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
País (no mapa)
Wales, UK
Local de nascimento
Uplands, Swansea, Wales, UK
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Swansea, South Wales, UK
Swansea Grammar School
Thomas, Caitlin (wife)
Thomas, Llewelyn Edouard (son)
Thomas, Aeronwy (daughter)
Thomas, Colm Garan Hart (son)
Campbell, Roy (friend)
Johnson, Pamela Hansford (romance)
South Wales Evening Post (junior reporter)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Memorial in Poets Corner, Westminster Abbey
Nota de desambiguação
Full name Dylan Marlais Thomas. On combining works of this author: Please take note that editions of the "Poems" can be different works (selections as opposed to complete works). Identical titles alone do not indicate identical works.



1914: Dylan Thomas - Resources and General Discussion em Literary Centennials (Fevereiro 2015)


Woven in with all the Death come many favorite poems.

Among them: Being But Men

And Death Shall Have no Dominion, Stanzas 1 and 3

We lying by seasand

That Sanity be Kept

FIVE STARS FOR Especially when the October Wind, Fern Hill,
A Winter's Tale, and Poem in October.

Thank you Dylan Thomas, for these.

(My copy of Dylan Thomas SELECTED POEMS by Walford Davies, Phoenix,1974 could not be located - cover is beautiful.)
m.belljackson | 20 outras críticas | Feb 8, 2024 |
A yearly read while we decorate the Christmas tree.
jemisonreads | 49 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
susangeib | 20 outras críticas | Sep 16, 2023 |
Prima di leggere questa raccolta di poesie, non avevo idea che fosse esistito un poeta di nome Dylan Thomas. Una mancanza da niente se si pensa che il suo nome ha ispirato quello di Dylan Dog e Bob Dylan.

Comunque, inizio questa recensione lagnandomi un po' di questa edizione. Innanzi tutto è senza testo a fronte e ne ho sentito tantissimo la mancanza: per quanto supponga che la traduzione di Ariodante Marianni, così rinomata, sia ottima, vi consiglio di procurarvi un'edizione che contempli i testi originali. Thomas, infatti, era un poeta che amava per parole per loro stesse, per il loro suono (o, forse dovrei dire, per la loro musica), per ciò che da sole trasmettevano: quindi credo che leggendolo in un'altra lingua si perda molto più di quanto solitamente accada con le traduzioni.

Poi ho intenzione di lagnarmi anche dell'essenzialità estrema di questa edizione: niente note, commento o introduzione a un poeta, e un'opera, che invece ne avrebbe bisogno. Dylan Thomas, infatti, è un poeta oscuro e criptico, uno di quelli che ti inducono a rileggere ossessivamente i suoi versi perché, nonostante tu ti stia estasiando con immagini di estrema vividezza, continui a non capire un'acca di ciò che ti sta dicendo. Ci sono molti riferimenti al folklore locale, ad elementi biblici, a leggende: tutti questi elementi poi vengono presentati e distrutti, esaltati e riformulati in un delirio di parole che Thomas chiamava “metodo dialettico”.

Oltre alle lagne, poi, ho anche una domanda da porre alla Mondadori: Dylan Thomas ha pubblicato nel 1936 Twenty-five poems, quindi perché questo libro si intitola (e contiene) 26 poesie? E, soprattutto, qual è la ventiseiesima e perché è stata aggiunta? Mistero...

Inoltre, voglio lagnarmi anche uno svarione biografico. Nella seconda pagina di questa edizione, c'è una brevissima biografia dell'autore, che si conclude con queste parole: Distrutto dall'alcol, è morto a New York nel 1953. Ora, siccome non sapevo niente di Thomas, mi sono messa a cercare informazioni su di lui ed è spuntato fuori il fatto che, sebbene bevesse molto, la causa della sua morte sarebbe stata una terribile negligenza da parte del dottor Feltenstein.

Dylan Thomas soffriva da tempo di problemi respiratori ed era costretto a servirsi di un inalatore. Si dà il caso che, nel novembre 1953, a New York, dove Thomas si era recato per il suo tour, i livelli di smog fossero altissimi. Il 4 novembre, Thomas ebbe una crisi dovuta ad una polmonite e il dottor Feltenstein, pensando che fosse solo in preda agli effetti dell'alcol, gli somministrò una dose di morfina tripla rispetto a quella raccomandata. La morfina peggiorò la situazione del poeta, che entrò in coma e morì il 9 novembre. L'autopsia chiarì che la causa della morte di Thomas fu la polmonite, aggravata da un edema cerebrale e da una steatosi epatica.

È vero che ormai la leggenda ha deciso che Dylan Thomas abbia letteralmente bevuto fino a morirne, ma la realtà era già chiara nel 1953, quindi in 26 poesie (1997) non avrei dovuto leggere la frase: Distrutto dall'alcol, è morto a New York nel 1953.

Dopo tutte queste lagne, probabilmente vi avrò fatto passare la voglia di leggere questo poeta. Ecco, non fatelo: solamente, reperite un'edizione migliore di questa (che, comunque, credo sia fuori catalogo).
… (mais)
lasiepedimore | Sep 12, 2023 |



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