Collected Stories by Dylan ThomasCollected Stories by Dylan Thomas

Collected Stories

byDylan Thomas

Paperback | November 4, 1986

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Here, too, are stories originally written for radio and television and, in a short appendix, the schoolboy pieces first published in the Swansea Grammar School Magazine. A highpoint of the collection is Thomas's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, a vivid collage of memories from his Swansea childhood that combines the lyricism of his poetry with the sparkle and sly humor of Under Milk Wood. Also here is the fiction from Quite Early One Morning, a collection planned by Thomas shortly before his death.

Altogether there are more than forty stories, providing a rich and varied literary feast and showing Dylan Thomas in all his intriguing variety-somber fantasist, joyous word-spinner, comedian of smalltown Wales. The book includes an entertaining, informative reflection on Thomas by another Welsh poet and storyteller, Leslie Norris, as well as a brief listing of publication details by Professor Walford Davies, editor of Dylan Thomas: Early Prose Works.

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 ...
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Title:Collected StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8.25 × 5.4 × 1.15 inPublished:November 4, 1986Publisher:WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811209989

ISBN - 13:9780811209984

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His prose, his images, his stories all pulsate with life, with a beat and a variety that captivate, invigorate, and clarify. — Los Angeles Times