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Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

User Review  - Sheila Francis - Goodreads

I was engaged by this collection mostly because I'm interested in Dylan Thomas and in the historical context of these stories. Having said that, the ending of 'A Visit to Grandpa's', particularly the final image, will stay with me. Likewise the desolate ending of 'One Warm Saturday'. Read full review

Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Dylan Thomas wrote stories exactly the way I would like to write: witty, playful, wonderfully and unusually descriptive, and poetic as heck. Chiefly known as a poet, it makes sense that he spends way ... Read full review

Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

User Review  - Terry - Goodreads

Thomas is better known as a poet (ex. "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night") but here he uses prose, or, more accurately, prose-poetry. Thomas parodies the title and the structure, but not the ... Read full review

Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

User Review  - Maria Longley - Goodreads

Ten evocative short stories make up this autobiographical account - or "inspired by a true story" type of autobiography? I don't know enough to know, but it doesn't really matter. 'The Peaches' really ... Read full review

Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

User Review  - Steve Dewey - Goodreads

It started off well, with "The Peaches" and "A Visit to Grandpa's", but then it all became a bit bogged down in lovely words and fancy phrases. Nothing much happened in subsequent stories; which if ... Read full review

Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

User Review  - Miriam Wakerly - Goodreads

Enjoyed the rich language, vignettes and cameos of Dylan Thomas life, more interesting than a 'this happened and then this' chronological account of life. Tied in well with recent TV viewing of Tom Hollander's great performance as Dylan. Read full review

Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

User Review  - Chas Bayfield - Goodreads

I'd already read 'Peaches' for O'level so I was keen to read more but remember finding this disappointing - overly flowery for the sake of it. Read full review

Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

User Review  - Emily Yelencich - Goodreads

I especially liked: The Fight and One Warm Saturday. I haven't read any Dylan Thomas before, but I really enjoyed the atmospheric feeling of his prose. I think the predominant themes of isolation ... Read full review

Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

User Review  - Fritz - Goodreads

Not yet, have I ventured into the mysterious world of poetry seriously. I've read some John Donne and read some to and fro. But this 'autobiography' of one of the English language's most important ... Read full review

Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

User Review  - 1.1 - Goodreads

A great blend of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners makes this a beguiling book. It is more allusion than aping, which makes it all the more interesting, and all the stories are great, the final one especially is a piece of classic greatness. I am impressed. Read full review


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