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A Week in Literary History

October 27th, 2002

In 1914, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog, 1940) is born in Swansea.

Dylan Thomas, b. October 27, 1914, d. 1953

thomasdylan&caitlin*Thomas became a celebrity because of his wildly popular public readings in the U.S. A prototype of the wildly lyric, hard-drinking, philandering artist, he was nevertheless a superb craftsman and an extremely gifted poet. Contrary to the sensational story, he did not die as a direct result of drinking eighteen whiskies at a New York bar, but rather as a result of bronchitis and pneumonia that caused a fatal swelling of his brain.

Suggested Reading Poetry 18 Poems, 1934. Twenty-five Poems, 1936. Deaths and Entrances, 1946. Collected Poems 1934-1952, 1952. Prose works Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, 1940. Adventures in the Skin Trade, 1953. A Child’s Christmas in Wales, 1954. Drama Under Milk Wood, 1954.

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