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Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

Autor(a) de The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas 1934-1952

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The most important Welsh poet of the twentieth century, Thomas was born in Swansea, about which he remembered unkindly "the smug darkness of a provincial town." He attended Swansea Grammar School but received his real education in the extensive library of his father, a disappointed schoolteacher mostrar mais with higher ambitions. Refusing university study in favor of immediately becoming a professional writer, Thomas worked first in Swansea and then in London at a variety of literary jobs, which included journalism and, eventually, filmscripts and radio plays. In 1936 he began the satisfying but stormy marriage to the bohemian writer and dancer Caitlin MacNamara that would endure for the rest of his career. His life fell into a pattern of oscillation between work and dissipation in London and recovery and relaxation in a rural retreat, usually in Wales. Thomas worked in a documentary film unit during the war. Besides his poetry, he wrote plays and fiction. In the early 1950s, he gave three celebrated poetry-reading tours of the United States, during which his outrageous behavior vied with his superb reading ability for public attention. Aggravated by chronic alcoholism, his health collapsed during the last tour, and he died in a New York City hospital. In his poetry, Thomas embraced an exuberant romanticism in the encounter between self and world and a joyous riot in the lushness of language. His work falls into three periods---an early "womb-tomb" phase during which he produced a notebook, which he later mined for further poems, a middle one troubled by marriage and war, and a final acceptance of the human condition. The exuberant rhetoric of his work belies an equally strong devotion to artistry, what he once called "my craft or sullen art." His great "Fern Hill," for example, builds its imagery of the rejoicing innocence of childhood on a strict and demanding syllabic count. A recollection of boyhood holidays on the farm of his aunt and uncle, that poem places its emotion within an Edenic framework typical of Thomas's work. The impressive sonnet sequence "Altarwise by Owl-Light" (1936) combines the internal quest of romanticism with a more elaborate religious outlook in tracing the birth and spiritual autobiography of a poet. Almost at the end of his career he produced the moving elegy "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" (1952), written during the final illness of his father. Despite his periods of doubt and dissipation, Thomas celebrated the fullness of life. As he wrote in a note to his Collected Poems (1952), "These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusion, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn fool if they weren't." (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Full name Dylan Marlais Thomas. On combining works of this author: Please take note that editions of the "Poems" can be different works (selections as opposed to complete works). Identical titles alone do not indicate identical works.

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Obras de Dylan Thomas

Under Milk Wood (1954) 2,707 cópias
A Child's Christmas in Wales (1954) 1,875 cópias
The Collected Stories (1983) 486 cópias
Quite Early One Morning (1954) 480 cópias
The Doctor and the Devils (1953) 331 cópias
Selected poems (1975) 100 cópias
Beach of Falesa (1959) 84 cópias
Deaths and Entrances (1984) 79 cópias
Selected poems [Penguin] (2000) 77 cópias
Rebecca's Daughters (1965) 76 cópias
Miscellany Two (1966) 70 cópias
The outing (1955) 68 cópias
Fern Hill and Other Poems (1996) 62 cópias
Selected Works (1976) 48 cópias
Holiday Memory (1954) 44 cópias
A Dylan Thomas Treasury (1991) 38 cópias
The Followers (1976) 36 cópias
Letters to Vernon Watkins (1957) 33 cópias
The Poems of Dylan Thomas (2017) 33 cópias
The Notebook Poems, 1930-34 (1989) 30 cópias
The Poetry of Dylan Thomas (1954) 29 cópias
Windabgeworfenes Licht. (1992) 18 cópias
A casebook on Dylan Thomas (1960) 17 cópias
Poesia Completa (2004) 16 cópias
Alle verhalen (2000) 16 cópias
Under Milk Wood [1971 film] (1972) — Original book — 15 cópias
The Loud Hill of Wales (1991) 12 cópias
Poesie inedite (1997) 12 cópias
Poesie (1981) 11 cópias
Poesie e racconti (1997) 11 cópias
The Complete Screenplays (1995) 11 cópias
Poemes de Dylan Thomas (1974) 10 cópias
The Map of Love (1939) 9 cópias
18 Poems (1934) 9 cópias
Oeuvres, tome 1 (1970) 8 cópias
Early Prose Writings (1971) 8 cópias
Poet in the Making (1968) 8 cópias
Twenty Years a-Growing (1964) 8 cópias
Con distinta piel (1901) 7 cópias
Dylan Thomas at the BBC (2003) 7 cópias
Oeuvres, tome 2 (1970) 7 cópias
A Child's Christmas in Wales: Christmas Musical (1984) — Original story — 6 cópias
Me and My Bike (1965) 6 cópias
In Country Sleep (1952) 6 cópias
Two tales (1968) 5 cópias
Nitton dikter (1985) 5 cópias
The Doctor and the Devils (1970) 5 cópias
The Laugharne Poems (2003) 5 cópias
Dikt og andre tekster (1972) 4 cópias
De pronto al amanecer (1977) 4 cópias
26 poesie (1997) 4 cópias
Ausgewählte Gedichte (1967) 4 cópias
: (1934-1953) (2003) 3 cópias
Poemas completos (1981) 3 cópias
New Poems 3 cópias
The World I Breathe (1939) 3 cópias
Dylan Thomas versei (1979) 3 cópias
De terugreis (1947) 3 cópias
The peaches 2 cópias
Collected Poems 1934-1956 (1956) 2 cópias
Un natale (2000) 2 cópias
Under Milk Wood — Autor — 2 cópias
steist lugu (2012) 2 cópias
Piimmetsa vilus 2 cópias
Gedichten 2 cópias
Dylan Thomas Poetry Tape (1988) 2 cópias
Wales in His Arms (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
The Londoner 1 exemplar(es)
Rebecca’s dochters 1 exemplar(es)
Cuentos completos (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Dylan Thomas Notecard Collection (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Seven poems 1 exemplar(es)
Προοπτική τῆς… (1983) 1 exemplar(es)
The Enemies 1 exemplar(es)
A Concordance to The Poems of Dylan Thomas (1976) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
十月の詩 1 exemplar(es)
Speak Up #173 1 exemplar(es)
The collected poems 1 exemplar(es)
Dylan Thomas: poesie 1 exemplar(es)
Oeuvres (en 2 volumes) tome 1 et 2 (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
Time Life Books 1 exemplar(es)
La Playa de Falesá 1 exemplar(es)
Dylan Thomas Miscellany 1 exemplar(es)
The outing 1 exemplar(es)
The fifth notebook of Dylan Thomas (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Rest To Receive 1 exemplar(es)
Release 1 exemplar(es)
I Survived 1 exemplar(es)
Three Works 1 exemplar(es)
O retrato do artista como cadelo (1940) 1 exemplar(es)
Viziune și rugă 1 exemplar(es)
Selected Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Dylan Thomas : the poems 1 exemplar(es)
Fünf - Minuten - Gedichte (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
39 dikter (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
Twenty-Six Poems 1 exemplar(es)
Wales, A Nation In Verse (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
La || ekskurso (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Poupées russes (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Thomas Dylan 1 exemplar(es)
Under Milkwood (Playbill) (1957) 1 exemplar(es)
L'Ecole des sorcières (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Il n'y a pas d'issue (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
Dylan Thomas: New Poems (1943) 1 exemplar(es)
Filmscripts, the (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
The Burning Baby 1 exemplar(es)
Prose e racconti 1 exemplar(es)
30 dikt (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
LA MUERTE DEL CANARIO DEL REY (1981) 1 exemplar(es)
La playa de Falesá 1 exemplar(es)
Favole di cinema 1 exemplar(es)
Dikt på min gebursdag : 1914-2014 (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Verhalen (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Poetry 1 exemplar(es)
緑の導火線 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,261 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições917 cópias
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996)algumas edições624 cópias
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições443 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 429 cópias
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuinte — 389 cópias
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuinte — 334 cópias
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuinte, algumas edições286 cópias
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Contribuinte, algumas edições264 cópias
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuinte — 199 cópias
Love Letters (1996) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Contribuinte, algumas edições167 cópias
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
The Penguin Book of Welsh Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
The Folio Christmas Book (2000) 69 cópias
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
The Art of Growing Older: Writers on Living and Aging (1992) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Tell Me a Story: An Anthology (1957) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Contribuinte, algumas edições18 cópias
Loss: An Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Welsh Short Stories (1937) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
New World Writing: Second Mentor Selection (1952) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
31 Stories (1960) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Bedside Lilliput (1950) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
England forteller : britiske og irske noveller (1970) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Four ways of modern poetry (1965) 7 cópias
British and American Essays, 1905-1956 (1959) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições6 cópias
The West Country Book (1981) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Modern Short Stories in English (Literature for Life) (1993) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Twenty-Three Modern Stories (1963) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Life and letters today, March 1940 (1940) — Poem — 2 cópias
After the Fair and Other Stories (1986) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Time of Your Life: An Anthology of Short Stories — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Life and letters today, Spring 1936 (1936) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Life and letters today, Spring 1937 (1937) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Words Among America: Sixty Poems of Challenge and Hope — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Thomas, Dylan
Nome de batismo
Thomas, Dylan Marlais
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Saint Martin's Churchyard, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Uplands, Swansea, Wales, UK
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Swansea, South Wales, UK
Swansea Grammar School
Thomas, Caitlin (wife)
Thomas, Llewelyn Edouard (son)
Thomas, Aeronwy (daughter)
Thomas, Colm Garan Hart (son)
Campbell, Roy (friend)
Johnson, Pamela Hansford (romance)
South Wales Evening Post (junior reporter)
Memorial in Poets Corner, Westminster Abbey
Aviso de desambiguação
Full name Dylan Marlais Thomas. On combining works of this author: Please take note that editions of the "Poems" can be different works (selections as opposed to complete works). Identical titles alone do not indicate identical works.



1914: Dylan Thomas - Resources and General Discussion em Literary Centennials (Fevereiro 2015)


Woven in with all the Death come many favorite poems.

Among them: Being But Men

And Death Shall Have no Dominion, Stanzas 1 and 3

We lying by seasand

That Sanity be Kept

FIVE STARS FOR Especially when the October Wind, Fern Hill,
A Winter's Tale, and Poem in October.

Thank you, Dylan Thomas, for these.

(My copy of Dylan Thomas SELECTED POEMS by Walford Davies, Phoenix,1974 could not be located - cover is beautiful.)
m.belljackson | outras 20 resenhas | Feb 8, 2024 |
A yearly read while we decorate the Christmas tree.
jemisonreads | outras 49 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Prima di leggere questa raccolta di poesie, non avevo idea che fosse esistito un poeta di nome Dylan Thomas. Una mancanza da niente se si pensa che il suo nome ha ispirato quello di Dylan Dog e Bob Dylan.

Comunque, inizio questa recensione lagnandomi un po' di questa edizione. Innanzi tutto è senza testo a fronte e ne ho sentito tantissimo la mancanza: per quanto supponga che la traduzione di Ariodante Marianni, così rinomata, sia ottima, vi consiglio di procurarvi un'edizione che contempli i testi originali. Thomas, infatti, era un poeta che amava per parole per loro stesse, per il loro suono (o, forse dovrei dire, per la loro musica), per ciò che da sole trasmettevano: quindi credo che leggendolo in un'altra lingua si perda molto più di quanto solitamente accada con le traduzioni.

Poi ho intenzione di lagnarmi anche dell'essenzialità estrema di questa edizione: niente note, commento o introduzione a un poeta, e un'opera, che invece ne avrebbe bisogno. Dylan Thomas, infatti, è un poeta oscuro e criptico, uno di quelli che ti inducono a rileggere ossessivamente i suoi versi perché, nonostante tu ti stia estasiando con immagini di estrema vividezza, continui a non capire un'acca di ciò che ti sta dicendo. Ci sono molti riferimenti al folklore locale, ad elementi biblici, a leggende: tutti questi elementi poi vengono presentati e distrutti, esaltati e riformulati in un delirio di parole che Thomas chiamava “metodo dialettico”.

Oltre alle lagne, poi, ho anche una domanda da porre alla Mondadori: Dylan Thomas ha pubblicato nel 1936 Twenty-five poems, quindi perché questo libro si intitola (e contiene) 26 poesie? E, soprattutto, qual è la ventiseiesima e perché è stata aggiunta? Mistero...

Inoltre, voglio lagnarmi anche uno svarione biografico. Nella seconda pagina di questa edizione, c'è una brevissima biografia dell'autore, che si conclude con queste parole: Distrutto dall'alcol, è morto a New York nel 1953. Ora, siccome non sapevo niente di Thomas, mi sono messa a cercare informazioni su di lui ed è spuntato fuori il fatto che, sebbene bevesse molto, la causa della sua morte sarebbe stata una terribile negligenza da parte del dottor Feltenstein.

Dylan Thomas soffriva da tempo di problemi respiratori ed era costretto a servirsi di un inalatore. Si dà il caso che, nel novembre 1953, a New York, dove Thomas si era recato per il suo tour, i livelli di smog fossero altissimi. Il 4 novembre, Thomas ebbe una crisi dovuta ad una polmonite e il dottor Feltenstein, pensando che fosse solo in preda agli effetti dell'alcol, gli somministrò una dose di morfina tripla rispetto a quella raccomandata. La morfina peggiorò la situazione del poeta, che entrò in coma e morì il 9 novembre. L'autopsia chiarì che la causa della morte di Thomas fu la polmonite, aggravata da un edema cerebrale e da una steatosi epatica.

È vero che ormai la leggenda ha deciso che Dylan Thomas abbia letteralmente bevuto fino a morirne, ma la realtà era già chiara nel 1953, quindi in 26 poesie (1997) non avrei dovuto leggere la frase: Distrutto dall'alcol, è morto a New York nel 1953.

Dopo tutte queste lagne, probabilmente vi avrò fatto passare la voglia di leggere questo poeta. Ecco, non fatelo: solamente, reperite un'edizione migliore di questa (che, comunque, credo sia fuori catalogo).
… (mais)
lasiepedimore | Sep 12, 2023 |



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