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Dylan Thomas : His Life and Work - John Ackerman

Dylan Thomas

His Life and Work

Paperback Published: 11th December 1995
ISBN: 9780333634042
Number Of Pages: 201

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`That brilliant commentator on Dylan, John Ackerman' - Andrew Sinclair, Dylan Thomas: Poet of his People John Ackerman's highly acclaimed study of the poems and prose works of Dylan Thomas traces his development as a writer, linking this for the first time with his Welsh background. The formative influence of Swansea on the young poet, his family roots in West Wales and the childhood visits to Fernhill farm and the nearby Blaen Cwm cottage are all included, together with the Boat House anhd Laugharne, the absorbing village life and the inspiration of its now famous land- and sea-scapes. The impact of Welsh nonconformity and the chapel, and the radical politics of Wales are also explored as important influences on the poet's career. The 1994 preface, together with the introduction, throws new light on later poems like 'Prologue', the poet's work in film, broadcasting, as reader and as lecturer, while his own newly-discovered words, sharp and witty and with a poet's eye highlight his life, times and craft. The kaleidoscope of his changing worlds is seen in his homes in Wales and England, and his need in each one for a separate place to write, whether the hillside shed in Laugharne or a gypsy caravan in Oxfordshire or Camden.

Preface, 1996
Introduction, 1990
The Welsh Backgroundp. 1
The Intruders: Influences and Relationshipsp. 14
Early Yearsp. 23
18 Poemsp. 38
Twenty-Five Poemsp. 62
The Map of Lovep. 73
A Prose Interlude: The Early Storiesp. 90
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dogp. 104
Deaths and Entrancesp. 115
Collected Poemsp. 138
The Artist in Comedyp. 162
Notesp. 185
Select Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780333634042
ISBN-10: 0333634047
Series: His Life and Work
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 201
Published: 11th December 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 13.64  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised