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The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas

The Centenary Edition

By Dylan Thomas

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A groundbreaking new edition of Dylan Thomas's collected poetry.

Like Shakespeare and Joyce before him, Dylan Thomas expanded our sense of what the English language can do.

Rhythmically forceful yet subtly musical and full of memorable lines, his poems are anthology favourites; his 'play for voices' Under Milk Wood a modern classic. Much loved by The Beatles and Bob Dylan, he is a cultural icon and continues to inspire artists today.

This new edition, released to commemorate the centenary of Thomas's birth, collects more of his poems together in a single volume than ever before. With recently discovered material and accessible critique from Dylan Thomas expert John Goodby, it looks at Thomas's body of work in a fresh light, taking us to the beating heart of his poetry.

Biographical Notes

Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea on 27 October 1914. On leaving school he worked on the SOUTH WALES EVENING POST before embarking on his literary career in London. Not only a poet, he wrote short stories, film scripts, features and radio plays, the most famous being UNDER MILK WOOD. On 9 November 1953, shortly after his thirty-ninth birthday, he collapsed and died in New York city. In 1982 a memorial stone to commemorate him was unveiled in 'Poet's Corner' in Westminster Abbey.
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John Goodby is a Swansea-based scholar who has written extensive papers on Dylan Thomas as well as giving lecture tours, and appearing on BBC radio.

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  • Publication date: 09 Oct 2014
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