The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: The New Centenary Edition

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: The New Centenary Edition

Dylan Thomas, John Goodby


Like Shakespeare and Joyce sooner than him, Dylan Thomas increased our feel of what the English language can do.

He used to be the writer of 1 of the main precise and intriguing of literary types - sensuous, playful, rhythmically forceful but subtly musical, and entire of memorable traces. 'Do now not move light into that sturdy night', 'Fern Hill' and different poems became anthology favourites; his 'play for voices' below Milk wooden a contemporary classic.

In lifestyles, Thomas's exuberant variety and meteor-like passing became him right into a cultural icon; the favorite writer of The Beatles and Richard Burton, he gave Bob Dylan his identify and maintains to encourage artists from Peter Blake to Patti Smith.

This new version of his poems, edited and annotated via Dylan Thomas professional John Goodby, commemorates the centenary of Thomas's delivery. With lately stumbled on fabric and available critique, it seems to be at his physique of labor in a clean gentle and takes us to the thrashing center of Thomas's poetry.

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