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Dylan Thomas : A New Life

Lycett, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 0297607936 / ISBN 13: 9780297607939
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Dylan Thomas : A New Life

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Limited, London, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First British.

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Dylan Thomas was a sensation, both as a person and as a poet. His writing – short stories as well as verse – was hugely popular. He broadcast widely on the old BBC Home and Third Programmes. Given to drink and womanising, his life was public and even in the more staid 1940s caused a continuing stir. In 1953, after completing the work for which he is best remembered, UNDER MILK WOOD, he left London for his first US reading tour, where he had been ‘discovered’ him the previous year. But he was still drinking heavily and in November 1953 he died suddenly in New York. He was only 39.

There have been two previous lives of Thomas: by Constantine Fitzgibbon (1965) and Paul Ferris (1977 and revised for Dent in 1999). But since then Thomas wife, Caitlin, and his son Llewelyn, have died. Their surviving families have promised Lycett access to their papers. Lycett has also secured the backing of the Dylan Thomas trustees and of Thomas’s daughter Aeronwy.

The 50th anniversary is an ideal moment to reassess Dylan Thomas’s his genius as a writer and his short but tragic life. This biography will provide a focus for a programme of Dylan Thomas resissues (Orion control his books) and Dylan Thomas celebrations.

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Andrew Lycett read history at Oxford University, before becoming a journalist on the Sunday Times where he served as a foreign correspondent.

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