The collected poems of Dylan Thomas

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New Directions, 1953 - Poetry - 203 pages
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The prologue in verse, written for this collected edition of my poems, is intended as an address to my readev3 the strangers. This book contains most of the poems I have written, and all, up to the present yea2, that I wish to preserve. Some of them I have revised a little. Preface.

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Drinker. Lover. Poet. The force that through the wheat and hops flowed, flowed through him. Pagan nihilist brilliance. A rock star. James Dean of letters. Read full review

Contents

knocked
8
When like a running grave
21
My world is pyramid
35
Copyright

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About the author (1953)

Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on 27 October 1914. In 1934 his first book of poetry, "Eighteen Poems" appeared, followed by "Twenty-five Poems" in 1936, "Deaths and Entrances" in 1946 and in 1952 his final volume, "Collected Poems". He also published many short stories, wrote filmscripts, broadcast stories and talks, did a series of lecture tours in the United States and wrote "Under Milkwood", the radio play.

During his fourth lecture tour of the United States in 1953, a few days after his 39th birthday, he collapsed in his New York hotel and died on November 9th at St. Vincent's Hospital. His body was sent back to Laugharne, Wales, where his grave is marked by a simple wooden cross.

In June 1994, his wife, Caitlin Thomas, died in Italy, where she had spent most of the years of her life after the death of Dylan Thomas. Her body is buried next to his.

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