Quite Early One Morning by Dylan ThomasQuite Early One Morning by Dylan Thomas

Quite Early One Morning

byDylan Thomas

Paperback | January 6, 1981

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In England and America Dylan Thomas made his art and personality widely known through public readings, radio broadcasts and recordings. Many of the 25 short stories, autobiographical sketches and essays in Quite Early One Morning, a volume planned by Thomas shortly before his death, were read by him on such occasions. They are alive with his verbal magic, his intense perception of life, his gargantuan humor and with the very ring of his voice. Included in this collection of prose pieces are such favorites as the hilarious "A Visit to America," the account of a small boy’s marvelous day’s outing––"A Story," and the memorable "A Child’s Christmas in Wales" which has been called ’the twentieth century Christmas Carol.’ Other pieces show Thomas’s power as a sensitive critic of poetry and as an exponent of his own intent as a poet.
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:Quite Early One MorningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8 × 5.22 × 0.45 inPublished:January 6, 1981Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0811202089

ISBN - 13:9780811202084

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In England and America Dylan Thomas made his art and personality widely known through public readings, radio broadcasts and recordings. Many of the 25 short stories, autobiographical sketches and essays in Quite Early One Morning, a volume planned by Thomas shortly before his death, were read by him on such occasions. They are alive with his verbal magic, his intense perception of life, his gargantuan humor and with the very ring of his voice.

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…a scintillating and enriching volume… This is the closest we shall come to the autobiography of one of the finest lyric poets of our time, and I must say I find it delightful. — Edward Weeks (The Atlantic)

...altogether a rich sampling of a man whose sensuousness reached far into both comedy and mysticism. — Newsweek

The language is enchanting and the poetry shines with an unearthly radiance. — New York Times