DYLAN THOMAS THE COLLECTED LETTERS: Vol One 1931-1939


DYLAN THOMAS THE COLLECTED LETTERS: Vol One 1931-1939

DYLAN THOMAS    Book Number: 86863    Product format: Paperback

An incomparable self-portrait of an enchanting, maddening and ultimately tragic poet, we are thrilled to have the two volume reprinted definitive collection of his letters (Volume Two code 86864). The first volume spans his childhood in Wales to days leading up to the outbreak of WW2. They are remarkable for their poetry, style and vision, deviousness, jokes and self-caricatures. The schoolboy editor becomes the passionate show off, the young would-be lecher turns into the husband of Caitlin Macnamara, the adolescent whose notebooks were full of poems "bursting with black and green rhythms" is lauded by the literary world. More than a hundred new letters have been added since Paul Ferris edited the first edition of The Collective Letters in 1985. Volume I begins with Thomas's adolescence in Swansea and brings his love affair with Caitlin into sharper focus. Thomas was an enthusiastic critic of other writers' work and the letters are full of his thoughts on his contemporaries from T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden to Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis. 476pp in paperback and apologies if slightly dirty page edges.
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