Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the famous 'Do not go gentle into that good night' and 'Under Milk Wood'. He is known for his lyrical and emotive style, and his works have had a lasting impact on the literary world.


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  1. 1. Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas

    This collection presents a comprehensive compilation of works by a renowned 20th-century poet, known for his powerful, rhythmic and visionary verse. The book includes all of his poems, from his early, surrealistic pieces to his later, more personal and introspective works, reflecting the poet's profound fascination with life, death, and the human condition. The compilation also features his most famous pieces, renowned for their musicality and for the unique, captivating voice that has made him one of the most celebrated poets of his time.

    The 1199th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog

    This book is a collection of semi-autobiographical stories that delve into the early life and formative years of a young Welsh poet. Through vivid, evocative prose, the reader is taken on a journey through the author's childhood and adolescence in Swansea, Wales, during the 1920s and 1930s. The stories are rich with the sensory experiences of youth, capturing moments of joy, confusion, and the pains of growing up. The narrative explores universal themes of nostalgia, the loss of innocence, and the artistic awakening of a young man with a keen eye for the beauty and absurdity of the world around him.

    The 2963rd Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Under Milk Wood

    This lyrical work is a captivating "play for voices" that paints a vivid picture of a day in the life of the small Welsh fishing village of Llareggub. Through a series of poetic vignettes, the narrative delves into the dreams, secrets, and innermost thoughts of the eccentric townsfolk. From the blind sea captain dreaming of his lost love to the bickering spouses and the whispers of scandal, the play weaves a rich tapestry of life and death, love and loneliness. Its unique structure and beautiful, evocative language celebrate the mundane and the extraordinary in everyday life, showcasing the playwright's masterful use of language and deep understanding of human nature.

    The 7978th Greatest Book of All Time