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Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
Dylan Thomas is an iconic figure in Welsh literature and arguably the most famous British poet of the post-Second World War period. Thomas is also regarded by many as the greatest poet ever to have come out of Wales. Music legend Bob Dylan adopted Dylan's surname, and former England cricket star Bob Willis added the third name of Dylan (as a nod to Bob Dylan) to his two forenames.

Born in Swansea, Dylan Thomas was self destructive and known for his heavy drinking, which hastened his death at the age of only 39. Like many poets before him, Dylan Thomas struggled financially before getting his big break in the 1940s.

Thomas began reading his own poetry on BBC radio, which consequently made him a celebrity. His fame increased as his popularity grew across America in the early 1950s. It was in the States that Dylan Thomas died, in New York City, while on tour.

Dylan Thomas is best known for his play about Welsh life - 'Under Milk Wood'. His other most important works include 'Eighteen Poems', 'Twenty-Five Poems', and 'Deaths And Entrances'.

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The Dylan Thomas Omnibus
Dylan Thomas

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Faith, Hope and Love
Dylan Thomas

Under Milk Wood
Dylan Thomas
Collected Letters
Dylan Thomas

 

 

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