Who is Dylan Thomas?

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems, "Do not go gentle into that good night", "And death shall have no dominion", the "play for voices", Under Milk Wood, and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. He became popular in his lifetime, and remained popular after his death; partly due to his larger than life character, and his reputation for drinking to excess.

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The Kardomah Gang
... Regulars included poets Charles Fisher, Dylan Thomas, John Prichard and Vernon Watkins, composer and linguist Daniel Jones, artists Alfred Janes and Mervyn Levy, Mabley Owen ... of the Evening Post newspaper where Thomas and Fisher worked, was where the group drank coffee and discussed many subjects including Einstein Epstein, Greta Garbo ... After the bombing, Dylan Thomas came back to visit Swansea ...
Dylan Thomas - Media Depictions
... 1962 Dylan Thomas, a short, Oscar-winning, documentary film with Richard Burton as narrator, directed by Jack Howells. 1964 Dylan, a Broadway play by Sidney Michaels, starring Alec Guinness as Dylan Thomas and Kate Reid as Caitlin. 1978 Dylan Life and Death of a Poet, a BBC Wales film of Thomas' final two visits to America directed by Richard Lewis ...
Cinema Of Wales - History - 1914 To 1980
... impressionistic, lyrical documentaries that included Nye! (1965) and Dylan Thomas (1962) ... Dylan Thomas is the only Welsh film to have won an Oscar (for best short documentary), it features Richard Burton as narrator, visiting the haunts of Dylan Thomas ...
List Of Welsh Films - Other Welsh-related Films - Miscellaneous
... Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke's character mimics Dylan Thomas's voice, reading a fragment from As I Walked Out One Evening wrote by W.H ... The Weight of Water, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, features the Dylan Thomas poem And death shall have no dominion ... This Steven Soderbergh remake also features the Dylan Thomas poem And death shall have no dominion, as George Clooney's character reads the first stanza of the poem ...
Cultural Depictions Of Dylan Thomas - In Music
... Igor Stravinsky wrote "In memoriam Dylan Thomas Dirge canons and song" (1954) for tenor voice, string quartet, and four trombones, based on "Do not go gentle into that good night." Bob ... Dylan, born as Robert Zimmermann, is believed to have taken his last name from Thomas (see below) ... by British pianist Stan Tracey, inspired by Thomas's play, is one of the most celebrated jazz recordings made in the United Kingdom In Simon Garfunkel's 1966 song, A ...

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    Why silk is soft and the stone wounds
    The child shall question all his days,
    Why night-time rain and the breast’s blood
    Both quench his thirst he’ll have a black reply.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    Some dead undid their bushy jaws,
    And bags of blood let out their flies;
    He had by heart the Christ-cross-row of death.
    Sleep navigates the tides of time;
    The dry Sargasso of the tomb
    Gives up its dead to such a working sea....
    —Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)