Quite Early One Morning


Author: Dylan Thomas
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811202084
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 150
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A collection of stories, essays, and poems written by the noted Welsh poet over a 10-year period

On the Air with Dylan Thomas

The Broadcasts
Author: Dylan Thomas,Daniel Jones
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811217873
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 324
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A Child's Christmas in Wales


Author: Dylan Thomas,Ellen Raskin
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811215602
Category: Fiction
Page: 32
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A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.

Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth


Author: Paula Marantz Cohen Professor of Humanities Drexel University
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195140941
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 234
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Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth is a broad cultural study that connects the rise of film to the rise of America as a cultural center and world power in the twentieth century. Cohen argues that through the medium of silent film, America was able to sever its literary and linguistic ties to Europe, assert its cultural independence, and forge a unique form of cultural expression. Silent films drew on elements developed in popular forms of representation like photography, landscape panoramas, and vaudeville performance to create a medium that more accurately represented the American experience.

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog


Author: Dylan Thomas
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 1780228953
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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First the young schoolboy, gloriously immersed in make-believe in a shabby farmyard; then the budding poet with his thrilling friendships and dreams of fortune. Finally, the neophyte reporter roaming suburban Swansea for momentous material. In ten wonderfully evocative short stories, Dylan Thomas conveys the exuberance and enthusiasm of youth as he fictionalises events from his childhood. Adolescent sexuality and male friendship are two of the themes that pervade this collection, along with the more familiar topics of love, death and religion. Featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary.

The Collected Stories


Author: Dylan Thomas
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811209984
Category: Fiction
Page: 362
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This gathering of all Dylan Thomas's stories, ranging chronologically from the dark, almost surrealistic tales of Thomas's youth to such gloriously rumbustious celebrations of life as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Adventures in the Skin Trade, charts the progress of "The Rimbaud of Cwmdonkin Drive" toward his mastery of the comic idiom.

Dylan Thomas "A Visit to Grandpa's" - an Analysis


Author: Anja Moeller
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640281926
Category:
Page: 36
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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.5 (A), University of Tubingen (English Seminar University, Tubingen), course: Version of Welsh, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: I have chosen the short story A Visit to Grandpa s from Dylan Thomas book Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog because for me it reflects a close relation between himself as a child and the countryside of Wales and how he felt and what he experienced there. In my first section I want to point out the changes in Dylan Thomas s writing and how the story A Visit to Grandpa s is connected with his own life and the time when he grow up. Linked to his own life then comes a kind of comparison of his childhood and our, the reader s, memory of childhood will follow. In the main part I give a short description of the story and an introduction to the different characters. In connection with the description of the story I point out important things about atmosphere and characters in the narration and I want to connect parts of the story to the appearing situation and atmosphere. In addition to the explanation of the plot the occurring dreams will be mentioned and I try to explain what they might mean. The last part about the style of writing deals with the way Dylan Thomas wrote the short story A Visit to Grandpa s. Then in the conclusion I want to bring together what I have said before and try an attempt why an adult reader still understands the feelings and problems in this child story."

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

A Novel
Author: Kim Edwards
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101010945
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother's silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Welsh Dylan

Dylan Thomas's Life, Writing, and His Wales
Author: John Ackerman
Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 151
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"“One: I am a Welshman; two: I am a drunkard; three: I am a lover of the human race, especially of women.” This penetrating study uses photographs of Dylan Thomas, his family, friends, and environment, to explore the poet's Welsh identity and its influence on his work. Welsh Dylan surveys Thomas's background, upbringing and life in Wales, and discusses the distinctively Welsh flavour of the Swansea stories, his Laugharne-indluenced later poetry, and the warm, gossiping village life that informs perhaps his most famous work, “Under Milk Wood.” From Cwmdonkin Park and Fern Hill to Ann Jones and Caitlin Thomas; from the Boat House and New Quay to Vernon Watkins and Florence Thomas, Ackerman's verdict is that Welshness is absolutely central to one of the century's great writers. John Ackerman's introduction considers his recent research into Thomas' politics—a further result of his Welsh background—while Dylan Thomas's daughter Aeron recalls her childhood in Laugharne in a

Dylan Thomas’ Early Prose

A Study in Creative Mythology
Author: Annis Pratt
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 082297410X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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This first full-scale treatment of the early prose of Dylan Thomas demonstrates the unity of his total work. Pratt argues that the inward journey of the poetic imagination which is implicit in poetry is often explicit in prose. Her study of Thomas’ early prose alongside his early poetry helps to elucidate all of his writing. Pratt includes three appendices: a chronology, a summary of the critics’ attitudes toward the problem of influence, and a bibliographical sketch of materials in the Parris surrealist magazine transition, which are paralleled in Thomas’ prose.

Inside the Dream Palace

The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
Author: Sherill Tippins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471135284
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
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The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention: a cultural dynamo and haven for the counterculture, all in one astonishing building. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House,delivers a masterful and endlessly entertaining history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there, among them Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Sam Shepard, Sid Vicious, and Dee Dee Ramone. Now as legendary as the artists it has housed and the countless creative collaborations it has sparked, the Chelsea has always stood as a mystery as well: why and how did this hotel become the largest and longest-lived artists' community in the known world? Inside the Dream Palaceis the intimate and definitive story.

Dylan Thomas's Swansea, Gower and Laugharne


Author: James A Davies
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 178316008X
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 128
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Although Dylan Thomas died in 1953, his work has never been out of print and his notorious life continues to fascinate. To mark the centenary of Thomas's birth, Dylan Thomas's Swansea, Gower and Laugharne is being reprinted. This popular publication provides a detailed account of the relationship between Thomas's life, work and the three places that were most important to him. Illustrated throughout with photographs, this book takes the reader on a tour of the locations intimately connected with the poet, outlining the history and literary history of each area as well as Thomas's links with these places and his use of them in his work. The result is a unique literary guide for all those who are interested in Dylan Thomas and the places that shaped him, whether they are visitors to Swansea, Gower or Laugharne, or armchair travellers who would like to know more about the geographical and cultural associations of Thomas's writing.

Darkness at Noon

A Novel
Author: Arthur Koestler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439188459
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of the late 1930s. During Stalin's purges, Nicholas Rubashov, an aging revolutionary, is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the party he has devoted his life to. Under mounting pressure to confess to crimes he did not commit, Rubashov relives a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a revolutionary dictatorship that believes it is an instrument of liberation. A seminal work of twentieth-century literature, Darkness At Noon is a penetrating exploration of the moral danger inherent in a system that is willing to enforce its beliefs by any means necessary.

A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Christmas Musical
Author: Dylan Thomas,Jeremy Brooks,Adrian Mitchell
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871293756
Category: Children's plays
Page: 88
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Christmas musical.

A Christmas Memory


Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385392761
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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A reminiscence of a Christmas shared by a seven-year-old boy and a sixtyish childlike woman, with enormous love and friendship between them.

The Poems of Dylan Thomas


Author: Dylan Thomas,Daniel Jones
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811215411
Category: Poetry
Page: 320
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This new, revised edition of The Poems of Dylan Thomas is based on the collection edited by Thomas's life-long friend and fellow poet, Daniel Jones, first published by New Directions in 1971. Jones started with the ninety poems Thomas selected for his Collected Poems in 1952 (at a time when the poet expected that many years of work still lay ahead of him) and, after exhaustive research and consideration, added one hundred previously finished, though uncollected, poems (including twenty-six juvenile works), and two unfinished poems, and arranged them all in chronological order of composition, creating the most complete edition of Thomas's poems ever published. This revised edition contains all the original material and incorporates textual corrections. Also included are an introduction and concise notes by Daniel Jones, a brief chronology of the poet's life, and a compact disc containing vintage recordings of Thomas reading eight of his poems in his famous "Welsh-singing" style, making this edition of The Poems of Dylan Thomas a truly remarkable collection.

Sense and Style

The Craft of the Essay
Author: Suzanne Silberstein,Marian Seldin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American essays
Page: 486
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