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Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

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The most important Welsh poet of the twentieth century, Thomas was born in Swansea, about which he remembered unkindly "the smug darkness of a provincial town." He attended Swansea Grammar School but received his real education in the extensive library of his father, a disappointed schoolteacher näytä lisää with higher ambitions. Refusing university study in favor of immediately becoming a professional writer, Thomas worked first in Swansea and then in London at a variety of literary jobs, which included journalism and, eventually, filmscripts and radio plays. In 1936 he began the satisfying but stormy marriage to the bohemian writer and dancer Caitlin MacNamara that would endure for the rest of his career. His life fell into a pattern of oscillation between work and dissipation in London and recovery and relaxation in a rural retreat, usually in Wales. Thomas worked in a documentary film unit during the war. Besides his poetry, he wrote plays and fiction. In the early 1950s, he gave three celebrated poetry-reading tours of the United States, during which his outrageous behavior vied with his superb reading ability for public attention. Aggravated by chronic alcoholism, his health collapsed during the last tour, and he died in a New York City hospital. In his poetry, Thomas embraced an exuberant romanticism in the encounter between self and world and a joyous riot in the lushness of language. His work falls into three periods---an early "womb-tomb" phase during which he produced a notebook, which he later mined for further poems, a middle one troubled by marriage and war, and a final acceptance of the human condition. The exuberant rhetoric of his work belies an equally strong devotion to artistry, what he once called "my craft or sullen art." His great "Fern Hill," for example, builds its imagery of the rejoicing innocence of childhood on a strict and demanding syllabic count. A recollection of boyhood holidays on the farm of his aunt and uncle, that poem places its emotion within an Edenic framework typical of Thomas's work. The impressive sonnet sequence "Altarwise by Owl-Light" (1936) combines the internal quest of romanticism with a more elaborate religious outlook in tracing the birth and spiritual autobiography of a poet. Almost at the end of his career he produced the moving elegy "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" (1952), written during the final illness of his father. Despite his periods of doubt and dissipation, Thomas celebrated the fullness of life. As he wrote in a note to his Collected Poems (1952), "These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusion, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn fool if they weren't." (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

(eng) Full name Dylan Marlais Thomas. On combining works of this author: Please take note that editions of the "Poems" can be different works (selections as opposed to complete works). Identical titles alone do not indicate identical works.

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Selected poems [Penguin] (2000) 77 kappaletta
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The outing (1955) 69 kappaletta
Fern Hill and Other Poems (1996) 62 kappaletta
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Poesie e racconti (1997) 11 kappaletta
Poemes de Dylan Thomas (1974) 10 kappaletta
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The Map of Love (1939) 9 kappaletta
18 Poems (1934) 9 kappaletta
Poet in the Making (1968) 9 kappaletta
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Twenty Years a-Growing (1964) 8 kappaletta
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Con distinta piel (1901) 7 kappaletta
Dylan Thomas at the BBC (2003) 7 kappaletta
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Dylan Thomas: Selected Poems (2014) 4 kappaletta
Dikt og andre tekster (1972) 4 kappaletta
Ausgewählte Gedichte (1967) 4 kappaletta
New Poems 3 kappaletta
: (1934-1953) (2003) 3 kappaletta
Poemas completos (1981) 3 kappaletta
Dylan Thomas versei (1979) 3 kappaletta
De terugreis (1947) 3 kappaletta
The World I Breathe (1939) 3 kappaletta
steist lugu (2012) 2 kappaletta
Gedichten 2 kappaletta
Piimmetsa vilus 2 kappaletta
The peaches 2 kappaletta
Collected Poems 1934-1956 (1956) 2 kappaletta
Un natale (2000) 2 kappaletta
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The Londoner 1 kappale
Cuentos completos (2022) 1 kappale
The Enemies 1 kappale
十月の詩 1 kappale
Speak Up #173 1 kappale
A Concordance to The Poems of Dylan Thomas (1976) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The outing 1 kappale
Rest To Receive 1 kappale
Release 1 kappale
I Survived 1 kappale
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Time Life Books 1 kappale
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L'Ecole des sorcières (1996) 1 kappale
Selected Stories 1 kappale
30 dikt (1996) 1 kappale
Favole di cinema 1 kappale
Thomas Dylan 1 kappale
Verhalen (2014) 1 kappale
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Modern Short Stories in English (Literature for Life) (1993) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Twenty-Three Modern Stories (1963) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Life and letters today, March 1940 (1940) — Poem — 2 kappaletta
After the Fair and Other Stories (1986) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Life and letters today, Spring 1936 (1936) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Life and letters today, Spring 1937 (1937) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Thomas, Dylan
Virallinen nimi
Thomas, Dylan Marlais
Saint Martin's Churchyard, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
Maa (karttaa varten)
Uplands, Swansea, Wales, UK
New York, New York, USA
Swansea, South Wales, UK
Swansea Grammar School
Thomas, Caitlin (wife)
Thomas, Llewelyn Edouard (son)
Thomas, Aeronwy (daughter)
Thomas, Colm Garan Hart (son)
Campbell, Roy (friend)
Johnson, Pamela Hansford (romance)
South Wales Evening Post (junior reporter)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Memorial in Poets Corner, Westminster Abbey
Full name Dylan Marlais Thomas. On combining works of this author: Please take note that editions of the "Poems" can be different works (selections as opposed to complete works). Identical titles alone do not indicate identical works.



1914: Dylan Thomas - Resources and General Discussion, Literary Centennials (helmikuu 2015)


Woven in with all the Death come many favorite poems.

Among them: Being But Men

And Death Shall Have no Dominion, Stanzas 1 and 3

We lying by seasand

That Sanity be Kept

FIVE STARS FOR Especially when the October Wind, Fern Hill,
A Winter's Tale, and Poem in October.

Thank you, Dylan Thomas, for these.

(My copy of Dylan Thomas SELECTED POEMS by Walford Davies, Phoenix,1974 could not be located - cover is beautiful.)
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m.belljackson | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 8, 2024 |
A yearly read while we decorate the Christmas tree.
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jemisonreads | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |
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susangeib | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 16, 2023 |
Prima di leggere questa raccolta di poesie, non avevo idea che fosse esistito un poeta di nome Dylan Thomas. Una mancanza da niente se si pensa che il suo nome ha ispirato quello di Dylan Dog e Bob Dylan.

Comunque, inizio questa recensione lagnandomi un po' di questa edizione. Innanzi tutto è senza testo a fronte e ne ho sentito tantissimo la mancanza: per quanto supponga che la traduzione di Ariodante Marianni, così rinomata, sia ottima, vi consiglio di procurarvi un'edizione che contempli i testi originali. Thomas, infatti, era un poeta che amava per parole per loro stesse, per il loro suono (o, forse dovrei dire, per la loro musica), per ciò che da sole trasmettevano: quindi credo che leggendolo in un'altra lingua si perda molto più di quanto solitamente accada con le traduzioni.

Poi ho intenzione di lagnarmi anche dell'essenzialità estrema di questa edizione: niente note, commento o introduzione a un poeta, e un'opera, che invece ne avrebbe bisogno. Dylan Thomas, infatti, è un poeta oscuro e criptico, uno di quelli che ti inducono a rileggere ossessivamente i suoi versi perché, nonostante tu ti stia estasiando con immagini di estrema vividezza, continui a non capire un'acca di ciò che ti sta dicendo. Ci sono molti riferimenti al folklore locale, ad elementi biblici, a leggende: tutti questi elementi poi vengono presentati e distrutti, esaltati e riformulati in un delirio di parole che Thomas chiamava “metodo dialettico”.

Oltre alle lagne, poi, ho anche una domanda da porre alla Mondadori: Dylan Thomas ha pubblicato nel 1936 Twenty-five poems, quindi perché questo libro si intitola (e contiene) 26 poesie? E, soprattutto, qual è la ventiseiesima e perché è stata aggiunta? Mistero...

Inoltre, voglio lagnarmi anche uno svarione biografico. Nella seconda pagina di questa edizione, c'è una brevissima biografia dell'autore, che si conclude con queste parole: Distrutto dall'alcol, è morto a New York nel 1953. Ora, siccome non sapevo niente di Thomas, mi sono messa a cercare informazioni su di lui ed è spuntato fuori il fatto che, sebbene bevesse molto, la causa della sua morte sarebbe stata una terribile negligenza da parte del dottor Feltenstein.

Dylan Thomas soffriva da tempo di problemi respiratori ed era costretto a servirsi di un inalatore. Si dà il caso che, nel novembre 1953, a New York, dove Thomas si era recato per il suo tour, i livelli di smog fossero altissimi. Il 4 novembre, Thomas ebbe una crisi dovuta ad una polmonite e il dottor Feltenstein, pensando che fosse solo in preda agli effetti dell'alcol, gli somministrò una dose di morfina tripla rispetto a quella raccomandata. La morfina peggiorò la situazione del poeta, che entrò in coma e morì il 9 novembre. L'autopsia chiarì che la causa della morte di Thomas fu la polmonite, aggravata da un edema cerebrale e da una steatosi epatica.

È vero che ormai la leggenda ha deciso che Dylan Thomas abbia letteralmente bevuto fino a morirne, ma la realtà era già chiara nel 1953, quindi in 26 poesie (1997) non avrei dovuto leggere la frase: Distrutto dall'alcol, è morto a New York nel 1953.

Dopo tutte queste lagne, probabilmente vi avrò fatto passare la voglia di leggere questo poeta. Ecco, non fatelo: solamente, reperite un'edizione migliore di questa (che, comunque, credo sia fuori catalogo).
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lasiepedimore | Sep 12, 2023 |



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