9781585675418

Dylan Thomas

Lycett, Andrew

ISBN 10: 1585675415 / 1-58567-541-5
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
An authoritative, fresh, and compelling look at the extraordinary life and enduring work of Dylan Thomas-the first in over ten years. In this riveting new account of the life of one of the most celebrated and contradictory figures of the twentieth century, acclaimed biographer Andrew Lycett peels back the layers of story that have accumulated around Dylan Thomas. When he died, in New York in 1953, Thomas was only 39 years old, and the myths soon took hold: he became the Keats and the Byron of his generation-the romantic poet who died too young, his potential unfulfilled. Making masterful use of original material from archives and personal papers, Lycett describes the development of the young poet, brings invaluable new insights to Thomas's youthful poetry and the themes that continued to appear in his work, and unearths fascinating details about the poet's many affairs and his tempestuous marriage to his passionate Irish wife, Caitlin.

Lycett uses as his overwhelming motif the deeply ambivalent forces in Thomas's life-"I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me"-the forces that allowed him to be a wild boy in public and a private poet of deep sensitivity, that helped him bridge the gap between modernism and pop, between the written and spoken word, between individual and performance art, between the academy and the forum. Throughout, the social and historical context of Thomas's struggles and accomplishments are vividly presented. The result is a poignant yet stirring portrait of the chaos of Thomas's personal life and a welcome reevaluation of the lyricism and experimentalism of his poetry, plays, and short stories.


Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Dylan Thomas: Search Results

1.
Dylan Thomas (ISBN: 1585675415 / 1-58567-541-5)
Lycett, Andrew
ISBN 10: 1585675415
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Bookseller: Hook's Book Nook (Pottstown, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: The Overlook Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 1585675415 As New. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10840496268

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.95
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
2.
Dylan Thomas (ISBN: 9781585675418)
Lycett, Andrew
ISBN 10: 1585675415
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: OVERLOOK, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VP-9781585675418

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 19.66
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
3.
Dylan Thomas A New Life (ISBN: 1585675415 / 1-58567-541-5)
Lycett, Andrew
ISBN 10: 1585675415
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Bookseller: Crowfly Books (South Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Overlook, NY, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 038639

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 20.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.75
Within U.S.A.
4.
Dylan Thomas Format: B-Hardcover (ISBN: 1585675415 / 1-58567-541-5)
Lycett, Andrew
ISBN 10: 1585675415
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Penguin Putnam. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1585675415

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 21.39
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
5.
Dylan Thomas: A New Life (Hardback) (ISBN: 9781585675418)
Lycett, Andrew
ISBN 10: 1585675415
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Overlook Press, United States, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 228 x 162 mm. Brand New Book. In this riveting new account of the life of one of the most celebrated and contradictory figures of the twentieth century, acclaimed biographer Andrew Lycett peels back the layers of story that have accumulated around the life of Dylan Thomas. When he died in New York in 1953, Thomas was only thirty-nine years old, and the myths soon took hold. He became the Keats and the Byron of his generation--the romantic poet who died too young, his potential unfulfilled. Making masterful use of original material from archives and personal papers, Lycett describes the development of Thomas as a young poet, brings invaluable new insights to his youthful poetry and the themes that continued to appear in his work, and unearths fascinating details about Thomas s many affairs and his tempestuous marriage to his passionate Irish wife, Caitlin. Lycett uses as his overwhelming motif the deeply ambivalent forces in Thomas s life-- I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me --the forces that allowed him to be a wild boy in public and a private poet of deep sensitivity, that helped him bridge the gap between modernism and pop, between the written and spoken word, between individual and performance art, between the academy and the forum. Throughout, the social and historical context of Thomas s struggles and accomplishments are vividly presented. The result is a poignant yet stirring portrait of the chaos of Dylan Thomas s personal life and a welcome re-evaluation of the lyricism and experimentalism of his poetry, plays, and short stories. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781585675418

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 31.61
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
6.
Dylan Thomas: A New Life (Hardback) (ISBN: 9781585675418)
Lycett, Andrew
ISBN 10: 1585675415
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Overlook Press, United States, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 228 x 162 mm. Brand New Book. In this riveting new account of the life of one of the most celebrated and contradictory figures of the twentieth century, acclaimed biographer Andrew Lycett peels back the layers of story that have accumulated around the life of Dylan Thomas. When he died in New York in 1953, Thomas was only thirty-nine years old, and the myths soon took hold. He became the Keats and the Byron of his generation--the romantic poet who died too young, his potential unfulfilled. Making masterful use of original material from archives and personal papers, Lycett describes the development of Thomas as a young poet, brings invaluable new insights to his youthful poetry and the themes that continued to appear in his work, and unearths fascinating details about Thomas s many affairs and his tempestuous marriage to his passionate Irish wife, Caitlin. Lycett uses as his overwhelming motif the deeply ambivalent forces in Thomas s life-- I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me --the forces that allowed him to be a wild boy in public and a private poet of deep sensitivity, that helped him bridge the gap between modernism and pop, between the written and spoken word, between individual and performance art, between the academy and the forum. Throughout, the social and historical context of Thomas s struggles and accomplishments are vividly presented. The result is a poignant yet stirring portrait of the chaos of Dylan Thomas s personal life and a welcome re-evaluation of the lyricism and experimentalism of his poetry, plays, and short stories. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781585675418

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 31.63
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
7.
Dylan Thomas (ISBN: 1585675415 / 1-58567-541-5)
Lycett, Andrew
ISBN 10: 1585675415
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: The Overlook Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1585675415

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 29.25
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
8.
Dylan Thomas: A New Life (ISBN: 9781585675418)
Lycett, Andrew
ISBN 10: 1585675415
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Bookseller: English-Book-Service - A Fine Choice (Waldshut-Tiengen, BW, Germany)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Overlook Press, 2004. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TB9781585675418

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 32.91
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.48
From Germany to U.S.A.
9.
Dylan Thomas (ISBN: 1585675415 / 1-58567-541-5)
Lycett, Andrew
ISBN 10: 1585675415
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: The Overlook Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Bookseller Inventory # DBBK1585675415

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 39.76
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
10.
Dylan Thomas: A New Life (ISBN: 1585675415 / 1-58567-541-5)
Lycett, Andrew
ISBN 10: 1585675415
ISBN 13: 9781585675418
Bookseller: Revaluation Books (Exeter, DEV, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Overlook Pr, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 416 pages. 8.25x6.75x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-1585675415

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 42.59
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book