BirthdayOctober 27, 1914
Birthplace
Lived39
HoroscopeScorpio

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Dylan Thomas

    Full name: Dylan Thomas
    Also known as: Dylan Thomas, Thomas, Dylan
    Professions: Writer, Director, Soundtrack
    Work: And death shall have no dominion
    Occupation: Poet and writer

  2. Dylan Thomas Known for

    Chelsea Walls (2001), A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987), Under Milk Wood (1972), The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

  3. Dylan Thomas Death information

    Died: Monday, 9th of November, 1953 (Age: 39)

  4. Dylan Thomas Biography

    Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems "Do not go gentle into that good night" and "And death shall have no dominion", the "play for voices", Under Milk Wood, and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. He became popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death in New York. In his later life he acquired a reputation, which he encouraged, as a "roistering, drunken and doomed poet".Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales, in 1914. An undistinguished pupil, he left school at 16, becoming a journalist for a short time. Although many of his works appeared in print while he was still a teenager, it was the publication of "Light breaks where no sun shines", in 1934, that caught the attention of the literary world. While living in London, Thomas met Caitlin Macnamara, whom he married in 1937. Their relationship was defined by alcoholism and was mutually destructive. In the early part of his marriage, Thomas and his family lived hand-to-mouth, settling in the Welsh fishing village of Laugharne.Although Thomas was appreciated as a popular poet in his lifetime, he found earning his living as a writer difficult, which resulted in his augmenting his income with his reading tours and his broadcasts. His radio recordings for the BBC during the latter half of the 1940s brought him to the public's attention and his was used by the Corporation as a populist voice of the literary scene. In the 1950s, Thomas travelled to America, where his readings brought him a level of fame, though his erratic behaviour and his drinking worsened. His time in America cemented Thomas' legend, where his recorded to vinyl works such as A Child's Christmas in Wales. During his fourth trip to New York in 1953, Thomas became gravely ill and fell into a coma from which his did not recover. Thomas died on 9 November 1953 and his body was returned to Wales where his was buried at the village churchyard in Laugharne.Despite writing exclusively in the English language, Thomas has been acknowledged as one of the most important Welsh poets of the 20th century and noted for his original, rhythmic and ingenious use of words and imagery. Thomas' position as one of the great modern poets has been much discussed, though this has not tarnished his popularity amongst the public, who find his work accessible.

  5. Dylan Thomas Family

    Spouse: Caitlin Thomas
    Childrens: Colm Garan Hart Thomas, Llewelyn Edouard Thomas

  6. Sources

    http://dylanthomas.com/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=8783
    http://imdb.com/name/nm2386254