Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration

Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration


Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a suite of in particular commissioned essays celebrating the poet's lifestyles and paintings, and exploring his lasting legacy. Edited by means of his granddaughter, Hannah Ellis, the booklet is prepared thematically and contains a wealth of fabric: essays from famous biographers reminiscent of David Thomas and Clive Woosnam discover Thomas's lasting legacy either at domestic and in another country, and Welsh poet laurete Gillian Clark displays at the effect of the seminal "play for voices," below Milk Wood. The booklet additionally comprises an essays through poet Owen Shears and BBC Radio 6 presenter Cerys Matthews, in addition to a variety of tales and poems from the likes of former president Jimmy Carter, Phillip Pullman, and actor Michael Sheen.

Dylan Thomas was once born in Swansea in 1914. changing into a journalist after leaving university at sixteen, he stuck the eye of the literary international with "Light breaks the place no solar shines" in 1934. In 1937 he married Caitlin Macnamara, and their dating was once documented within the 2008 movie The fringe of Love. In the Fifties, Thomas travelled to the United States, gaining repute via his readings. In 1953 he turned gravely in poor health in long island and fell right into a coma from which he didn't recuperate. there are many theories surrounding his demise, although such a lot suppose he died of alcohol poisoning.

With a foreword by means of comic and previous Monty Python's Terry Jones, Dylan Thomas: A Centenary party is a wealthy and private mirrored image at the lasting legacy of Britain's maximum poet.

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