Adventures in the Skin Trade

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A story collection full of a fantastic and whimsical assortment of odd characters only Dylan Thomas could have conceived.This collection of the poet Dylan Thomas's fiction––and what an extraordinary storyteller he was!––holds special interest because it ranges from the early stories such as "The School for Witches" and "The Burning Baby," with their powerful inheritance of Welsh mythology and wild imagination, to the chapters he completed before his death of the alas unfinished novel Adventures in the Skin Trade....

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Overview

A story collection full of a fantastic and whimsical assortment of odd characters only Dylan Thomas could have conceived.This collection of the poet Dylan Thomas's fiction––and what an extraordinary storyteller he was!––holds special interest because it ranges from the early stories such as "The School for Witches" and "The Burning Baby," with their powerful inheritance of Welsh mythology and wild imagination, to the chapters he completed before his death of the alas unfinished novel Adventures in the Skin Trade. Adventures is the story, written in a shrewd, sly, deadpan vein of picaresque comedy, of young Samuel Bennet, who runs away from his home in Wales to seek his fortune in London.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780811202022
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/28/1969
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 389,039
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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The reputation of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century has not waned in the fifty years since his death. His work, noted for its lush metaphors, musicality, and playfulness within traditional forms, was largely responsible for modernizing poetic verse. Thomas also wrote captivating short stories, a novella, several screenplays and radio plays, as well as his delightful stage play, Under Milk Wood—all infused with his passion for the English language and his enduring love of Wales.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2005

    They all thought I had lost it.

    Along with eight or nine other military personnel, I was waiting for a hop (free transportation on a military flight). After four days of waiting with greasy naugahyde cushions for beds, a poorly functioning drinking fountain for a shower, and a depleted vending machine as our source of food, our moods had turned pretty sour. Then I happened across a copy of Dylan Thomas' book. Whether it was the book, or if I had actually begun to lose my mind, I am still not certain. But when the others heard me laughing, there was no doubt in their minds that I had lost mine. That was 44 years ago and I figure it's time to read it again to see if it really is as hilarious as I recall. Reluctant to accept the notion that I may have lost my senses, I will assume the book was truly entertaining and heartily recommend it.

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