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Features Dylan Thomas reading "And Death Shall Have No Dominion," "A Winter's Tale," "On Reading Poetry Aloud," and other selections.
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Listeners will cherish the opportunity to hear Dylan Thomas soar and swoop through the glorious language of powerful poetry. The lyrical, almost musical quality of his writing was intended to be read aloud; here, from original recordings made in 1949, '50, and '52, Thomas is most effective, reading many of his own poems and classic works by masters such as Thomas Hardy, W.H. Auden, and W.B. Yeats. Unfortunately, even with the wonders of modern digital remastering, there are several instances where poor audio quality makes for difficult listening. However, if the choice is to hear Dylan Thomas through hissing and popping or not to hear him at all, the former is far more desirable. (Running time: 1.5 hours, 2 cassettes) --George LaneyAbout the Author:
Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on 27 October 1914. In 1934 his first book of poetry, Eighteen Poems appeared, followed by Twenty-five Poems in 1936, Deaths and Entrances in 1946 and in 1952 his final volume, Collected Poems. He also published many short stories, wrote filmscripts, broadcast stories and talks, did a series of lecture tours in the United States and wrote Under Milkwood, the radio play.
During his fourth lecture tour of the United States in 1953, a few days after his 39th birthday, he collapsed in his New York hotel and died on November 9th at St. Vincent's Hospital. His body was sent back to Laugharne, Wales, where his grave is marked by a simple wooden cross.
In June 1994, his wife, Caitlin Thomas, died in Italy, where she had spent most of the years of her life after the death of Dylan Thomas. Her body is buried next to his.
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Book Description Caedmon, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1559945648