Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices

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New Directions Publishing, 1954 - Drama - 107 pages
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Completed just before his death in 1953, this work gives the fullest expression to Thomas' sense of the magnificent flavor and variety of life. A moving and hilarious account of a spring day in a small Welsh coastal town, Under Milk Wood is "lyrical, impassioned and funny, an Our Town given universality" (The New Statesman and Nation). (Poetry/Plays)

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User Review  - varwenea - LibraryThing

I’ll start with confessing this was purchased cuz it was cheap at my local used bookstore, and I had no clue what it was. Reading it as a normal play turned out to be a mistake as I couldn’t visualize ... Read full review

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User Review  - IanMPindar - LibraryThing

Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices: Everyman Definitive Edition introduction and notes by Walford Davies. I read this edition, as I wanted a greater background to the play. This is the book for that ... Read full review

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About the author (1954)

The reputation of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century has not waned in the fifty years since his death. His work, noted for its lush metaphors, musicality, and playfulness within traditional forms, was largely responsible for modernizing poetic verse. Thomas also wrote captivating short stories, a novella, several screenplays and radio plays, as well as his delightful stage play, Under Milk Wood—all infused with his passion for the English language and his enduring love of Wales.

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