Child's Christmas in Wales (1 CD)

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A Child's Christmas in Wales is the nostalgic recollection of Dylan Thomas' childhood that has become a classic among Christmas tales. With powerful grace, Thomas performs this renowned work, along with five of his most well-known poems. Features: A Child's Christmas in Wales Fern Hill Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night In the White Giant's Thigh Ballad of the Long-legged Bait Ceremony After a Fire Raid "There is so much music in his voice that it carries the listener along, enchanted by the sound of the words...
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A Child's Christmas in Wales is the nostalgic recollection of Dylan Thomas' childhood that has become a classic among Christmas tales. With powerful grace, Thomas performs this renowned work, along with five of his most well-known poems. Features: A Child's Christmas in Wales Fern Hill Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night In the White Giant's Thigh Ballad of the Long-legged Bait Ceremony After a Fire Raid "There is so much music in his voice that it carries the listener along, enchanted by the sound of the words and the rich imagery." - The New York Times"The long, poetic, autobiographical 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' is, to use a cliche in its exact sense, an unforgettable experience in the listening: surely this Christmas story ranks (in its spoken form, at least) among the great expressions of the language." - Harper's Magazine"He reads his verse and his prose with such melodious power, with such subtly and ardently projected rhythms, that ones feels that, good as it is, his poetry on the printed page is dull in comparison."  - The Saturday Review  

Author Biography: Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on 27 October 1914. In 1934 his first book of poetry, Eighteen Poems appeared, followed by Twenty-five Poems in 1936, Deaths and Entrances in 1946 and in 1952 his final volume, Collected Poems. He also published many short stories, wrote filmscripts, broadcast stories and talks, did a series of lecture tours in the United States and wrote Under Milkwood, the radio play.

During his fourth lecture tourof the United States in 1953, a few days after his 39th birthday, he collapsed in his New York hotel and died on November 9th at St. Vincent's Hospital. His body was sent back to Laugharne, Wales, where his grave is marked by a simple wooden cross.

In June 1994, his wife, Caitlin Thomas, died in Italy, where she had spent most of the years of her life after the death of Dylan Thomas. Her body is buried next to his.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780898456486
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 47
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 4.91 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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