His father had a first-class honours degree in English from University College, Aberystwyth and ambitions to rise above his position teaching English literature at the local grammar school. Thomas's father chose the name Dylan, which could be translated as "son of the sea", after Dylan ail Dona character in The Mabinogion. Thomas was indulged by his mother and enjoyed being mollycoddled, a trait he carried into adulthood, and he was skilful in gaining attention and sympathy. Helen's Ground ; he carried a newspaper photograph of his victory with him until his death.
His lyrics rank among the most powerful and captivating of modern poetry. His father, David John, was an English teacher and a would-be poet from whom Dylan inherited his intellectual and literary abilities.
From his mother, Florence, a simple and religious woman, Dylan inherited his mood, temperament, and respect for his Celtic heritage.
He had one older sister, Nancy. He attended the Swansea Grammar School, where he received all of his formal education. As a student he made contributions to the school magazine and was keenly interested in local folklore stories passed down within a culture.
He said that as a boy he was "small, thin, indecisively active, quick to get dirty, curly. The two would write hundreds of poems together, and as adults Jones would edit a collection of Thomas's poetry.
After leaving school, Thomas supported himself as an actor, reporter, reviewer, scriptwriter, and with various odd jobs. When he was twenty-two years old, he married Caitlin Macnamara, by whom he had two sons, Llewelyn and Colm, and a daughter, Aeron.
After his marriage, Thomas moved to the fishing village of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire. Begins writing career To support his growing family, Thomas was forced to write radio scripts for the Ministry of Information Great Britain's information services and documentaries for the British government.
In Thomas made the first of three lecture tours through the Dylan Thomas. United States—the others were in and —in which he gave more than one hundred poetry readings.
In these appearances he half recited, half sang the lines in his "Welsh singing" voice. Thomas's poetic output was not large.
He wrote only six poems in the last six years of his life. A grueling lecture schedule greatly slowed his literary output in these years. His belief that he would die young led him to create "instant Dylan"—the persona of the wild young Welsh bard, damned by drink and women, that he believed his public wanted.
When he was thirty-five years old, he described himself as "old, small, dark, intelligent, and darting-doting-dotting eyed … balding and toothlessing. He also intended to work on the libretto text of an opera for Igor Stravinsky — in the latter's California home.
Thomas celebrated his thirty-ninth birthday in New York City in a mood of gay exhilaration, following the extraordinary success of his just-published Collected Poems. The festivities ended in his collapse and illness.Dylan Marlais Thomas’s father, John David Thomas, was an embittered schoolmaster, emotionally remote from his son, but he possessed a fine library of contemporary fiction and poetry in which his.
Dylan Thomas - Poet - Dylan Marlais Thomas, born October 27, , in South Wales, was the archetypal Romantic poet of the popular American imagination—he was flamboyantly theatrical, a heavy drinker, engaged in roaring disputes in public, and read his work aloud with tremendous depth of feeling and a singing Welsh lilt.
Dylan Thomas Biography. Read biographical information including facts, poetic works, awards, and the life story and history of Dylan Thomas. This short biogrpahy feature on Dylan Thomas will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time.
Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. In addition to poetry, he wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, which he often performed himself. Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October – 9 November ) In , a collection of 16 poems and seven of the 20 short stories published by Thomas in magazines since , appeared as The Map of Love.
Dylan Thomas, A Biography. New York: Paragon House. Dylan Thomas () remains one of the legendary figures in 20th Century poetry, both for the impact of his visionary, musical verse, and for the notoriety of his private life.
Born in Swansea, Wales, Thomas was named after a character in the collection of medieval Welsh tales, The Mabinogion. His middle name, Marlais, had been adopted .