Quite Early One Morning

Quite Early One Morning

by Dylan Thomas, Thomas
     
 

A dazzling collection of prose from one of the greatest poets and storytellers of the twentieth century.
In England and America Dylan Thomas made his art and personality widely known through public readings, radio broadcasts and recordings. Many of the 25 short stories, autobiographical sketches and essays in Quite Early One Morning, a volume planned by Thomas

Overview

A dazzling collection of prose from one of the greatest poets and storytellers of the twentieth century.
In England and America Dylan Thomas made his art and personality widely known through public readings, radio broadcasts and recordings. Many of the 25 short stories, autobiographical sketches and essays in Quite Early One Morning, a volume planned by Thomas shortly before his death, were read by him on such occasions. They are alive with his verbal magic, his intense perception of life, his gargantuan humor and with the very ring of his voice. Included in this collection of prose pieces are such favorites as the hilarious "A Visit to America," the account of a small boy’s marvelous day’s outing––"A Story," and the memorable "A Child’s Christmas in Wales" which has been called ’the twentieth century Christmas Carol.’ Other pieces show Thomas’s power as a sensitive critic of poetry and as an exponent of his own intent as a poet.

Editorial Reviews

Edward Weeks - The Atlantic
“…a scintillating and enriching volume… This is the closest we shall come to the autobiography of one of the finest lyric poets of our time, and I must say I find it delightful.”
Newsweek
“...altogether a rich sampling of a man whose sensuousness reached far into both comedy and mysticism.”
New York Times
“The language is enchanting and the poetry shines with an unearthly radiance.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811202084
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
12/28/1968
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
1,079,096
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

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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