Adventures In The Skin Trade by Dylan ThomasAdventures In The Skin Trade by Dylan Thomas

Adventures In The Skin Trade

byDylan Thomas

Paperback | January 6, 1981

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This collection of the poet Dylan Thomas's fiction––and what an extraordinary storyteller he was!––holds special interest because it ranges from the early stories such as "The School for Witches" and "The Burning Baby," with their powerful inheritance of Welsh mythology and wild imagination, to the chapters he completed before his death of the alas unfinished novel Adventures in the Skin Trade. Adventures is the story, written in a shrewd, sly, deadpan vein of picaresque comedy, of young Samuel Bennet, who runs away from his home in Wales to seek his fortune in London.
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 ...
Title:Adventures In The Skin TradeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8.04 × 5.25 × 0.6 inPublished:January 6, 1981Publisher:WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081120202X

ISBN - 13:9780811202022


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny and bizarre! There are some definite hits and some definite misses in this collection of short stories by the Welsh writer and poet. The title story is hilarious – I believe it's actually his unfinished novel. The story of a boy who decides to shed his past and let chance encounters determine his path (all while having a pop bottle stuck on his finger). I also highly recommend the story "The Followers". Hilarious. Many of the others are fairly dark, twisted and cryptic.
Date published: 2014-11-11