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Dylan Thomas - The Caedmon Collection - Audio book NEW CD

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The Caedmon Collection

Dylan Thomas - Audio Book CD

Introduced by Billy Collins

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Dylan Thomas - The Caedmon Collection - Audio Book CD

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Beginning in February 1952, Dylan Thomas produced a series of unforgettable and historical recordings for a unique record label called Caedmon. In truth, Dylan Thomas was the initial to record for this hot label, started by 2 22-year-old ladies, Marianne Roney and Barbara Cohen. Little did they learn that in addition to capturing a piece of history they furthermore established an industry of spoken-word recording.

This collection not just contains the incredible Caedmon recording sessions, and recordings within the BBC, CBC, and alternative archival information Caedmon initially published in the 1950s and 1960s.


Highlights include: "A Child's Christmas in Wales" and "Five Poems"; "Do Not Go Gentle Into that Great Night", his prose: Adventures in the Skin Trade and Quite Early One Morning, and his final function - Under Milk Wood, a play. Additionally included is the well-known recording of the initial ever full stage performance of 'Under Milk Wood' starring Dylan himself as the narrator.

With beautiful authentic album cover art, and an introduction read by previous poet laureate Billy Collins, this distinctive collection involves not merely Dylan Thomas reading his best functions, and uncommon recordings of Thomas reading his favorite writers, including W.H. Auden and William Shakespeare.

About Dylan Thomas:

Dylan Thomas was born at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, in Swansea, Wales. His dad, David, who taught English Literature at the neighborhood Grammar School, brought his son as much as speak English; his mom, Florence, talked Welsh. His center name, Marlais, came within the bardic name of his uncle, the Unitarian minister Gwilym Marles (whose provided name was William Thomas). He had 1 sister, Nancy, 8 years his senior.

His formal knowledge started at 7, at Mrs. Hole's Dame School. He later attended the boys-only Swansea Grammar School in the Mount Pleasant district of the city. It was in this school's magazine that Thomas saw his initial poem published. He left school at 16 to become a reporter for 18 months.

His childhood was invested mostly in Swansea, with standard summer trips to see his mother's family on their Carmarthen farm. These rural sojourns, and the comparison with all the town existence of Swansea, provided inspiration for much of his function, notably several brief stories, radio essays and the poem Fern Hill. He was considered too frail to fight in World War II, thus he served the war effort by composing scripts for government propaganda.

Early work

Thomas wrote half his poems and various brief stories when he lived at the family house. And death shall have no dominion is regarded as the number one acknowledged functions created at this address. His highly acclaimed initial poetry amount, 18 Poems, was published on December 18, 1934. The publication of Deaths and Entrances in 1946 was a main turning point in his profession. Thomas was well-known to be a versatile and dynamic speaker, ideal recognized for his poetry readings.[5] His effective voice would captivate American viewers during his talking tours of the early 1950s. He prepared over 200 broadcasts for the BBC. Frequently considered his largest single function is Under Milk Wood, a radio play featuring the characters of Llareggub, a fictional Welsh fishing village. Richard Burton starred in the initially broadcast; he was joined by Elizabeth Taylor in a next movie.

Marriage and children

Dylan Thomas met his spouse, Caitlin Macnamara, in a Fitzrovia pub in the Spring of 1936. A drunken Thomas proposed wedding found on the place, and the 2 started a courtship.

On July 11, 1937, Thomas wedded MacNamara at Penzance register workplace. They had 3 youngsters. The wedding was tempestuous, with rumours of matters on both sides; Caitlin had an affair with Augustus John before, and very perhaps after, she married Thomas. It is commonly suspected that Thomas' tumultuous individual lifetime was a direct outcome of his frequent and thick drinking. Their initial child was born on January 30, 1939, a boy whom they called Llewelyn Edouard (died in 2000). He was followed on March 3, 1943 by a daughter, Aeronwy. A 2nd son, Colm Garan Hart, was born on July 24, 1949.

Alcoholism and death

Thomas liked to boast about his drinking, suggesting "An alcoholic is somebody you don't like who drinks because much because you do." During an incident on November 3, 1953, Thomas returned to the Chelsea Hotel in New York and exclaimed, "I've had 18 straight whiskies; I think this really is a record."

During a talking tour at New York, Thomas became sexually included with Katinka Loeser, the spouse of author Peter De Vries. De Vries caught the 2 together and challenged Thomas to a drinking contest. De Vries was a much bigger guy, and Thomas lost. He collapsed on November 9, 1953 at the White Horse Tavern, in Greenwich Village, Manhattan after drinking heavily; he later died at St Vincent's Hospital. The main cause of his death is recorded as pneumonia, with stress found on the mind along with a fatty liver provided as contributing factors. His last words, according to Jack Heliker, were: "After 39 years, this really is all I've performed." After his death, his body was brought back to Wales for burial in the village churchyard at Laugharne. His spouse died in 1994, and was buried alongside him

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