Dylan Thomas

(1914–1953)

Dylan Thomas

Anecdote...

On one occasion when Dylan Thomas had been drinking and talking freely for some time, he suddenly stopped. “Somebody’s boring me,” he said. “I think it’s me.”

Quote-worthy...

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

~Dylan Thomas
Biographical Note: 

Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet. His talents as a reader of poetry and radio actor brought him success, but he was perpetually short of money. One of his most popular works includes the sketch A Child’s Christmas in Wales (1955), but his more ambitious work consists of the complex poems in which he expressed a deeply romantic vision. Thomas’s first book of verse, 18 Poems (1934), was praised by a few discriminating critics in spite of its obscurity, and in 1936 a second volume, Twenty-Five Poems, followed. He died prematurely of alcoholism soon after presenting in New York his play for voices, Under Milk Wood.

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