The definitive biography of the poet who was almost as notorious for his 'rock 'n' roll' lifestyle as his artistic work Dylan Thomas was a romantic and controversial figure; a poet who lived to excess and died young.
An inventive genius with a gift for both lyrical phrases and impish humour, he also wrote for films and radio, and was renowned for his stage performances.
He became the first literary star in the age of popular culture - a favourite of both T.S.
Eliot and John Lennon. As his status as a poet and entertainer increased, so did his alcoholic binges and his sexual promiscuity, threatening to destroy his marriage to his fiery Irish wife Caitlin.
As this extraordinary biography reveals, he was a man of many contradictions.
But out of his tempestuous life, he produced some of the most dramatic and enduring poetry in the English language.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages, 16
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 01/07/2004
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780753817872
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Review by yooperprof
What I learned from this book: never get into a permanent relationship with an alcoholic poet!