Happy Dylan Thomas Day

14 May 2017 - 12:53pm

Happy Dylan Thomas Day

14 May 2017 - 12:53pm

Today is Dylan Day – an international day celebrating the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, held on 14 May each year to mark the date Under Milk Wood was first read on stage at 92Y The Poetry Center, New York in 1953.

 

Why not celebrate Dylan Day with one of our Dylan Thomas related titles – 50% off for today only. 

 

Find out more about Dylan Thomas through Dylan Remembered: Volume One: 1914-1934 and Dylan Remembered: Volume Two: 1914-1934, which collect together transcribed interviews about the poet. Journalist, broadcaster, and author Colin Edwards interviewed numerous sources close to Thomas for a planned biography of the poet, but he was unable to begin work before his early death. The transcribed tapes disclose startling new information about Thomas’s life and writing, including influences on his writing and the sources from which he drew inspiration and storylines.

 

Read David N. Thomas’ Fatal Neglect: Who Killed Dylan Thomas, which draws on the author’s extensive research, and uncovers startling new evidence, to produce the definitive answers in a superbly written account which balances historical context with forensic detail, Thomas’ character with the demands made upon him by friends, lovers and his reading public.

 

For something more lighthearted, enjoy Gwyneth Lewis’ novella, Advantages of the Older Man, in which a Swansea woman believes she is possessed by the spirit of Dylan Thomas. Naturally all is not as it seems. The woman, who works in the Dylan Thomas Centre, meets a rather different Dylan from the one she knows by repute, one who doesn’t really fit in with the ghosts of other poets in heaven and is desperate to train himself to join the fitter shades of the long distance runners instead. Her own life, which has been lonely and sad, is completely transformed by the encounter.

 

All books mentioned above are 50% off until midnight tonight.