Under Milk Wood Revisited: The Wales of Dylan Thomas

Under Milk Wood Revisited: The Wales of Dylan Thomas

By: Tony Earnshaw (author), Mark Davis (author), George Sheeran (author), Sally Burton (foreword_author)Paperback

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To begin at the beginning: it is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboatbobbing sea. - Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas was the self-styled `bombastic adolescent provincial Bohemian', and whose wizardry with words ensured his dominion over poverty, alcoholism, self-destruction and, ultimately, a premature death. He is immortal. From the window of his childhood via a voyage across the fishingboat-bobbing sea, he stored and sifted the episodes that nibbled at his imagination. Events, people, characters and places were intricately weaved into a glorious tapestry of religion, sex and death, which has become a timeless memory of Welsh whimsy that never actually existed and yet will live forever. Like the tides that Dylan watched from his writing shed, perched high on the cliff top in Laugharne, Under Milk Wood - a `play for voices' that became a spellbinding movie - has drawn millions of readers to make a pilgrimage to the nocturnal quiet of Llareggub. In his centenary year, this photographic book captures the iconic landscape that fired Dylan's passion for language. From Swansea's Cwmdonkin Park via the harbour at Fishguard to the Boat House overlooking the estuary at Laugharne, Under Milk Wood Revisited takes the reader on a journey into the magical associations with the past and the roots that held Dylan Thomas to Wales: the land of his fathers from which he drew his inspiration.

About Author

Mark is a keen social historian and has photographed Bradford from the core out for several years, recording the changing history of this great northern city. He is the owner of the Meanwood Park archive. Mark lives in Haworth, Bradford the home of the Bronte sisters. Tony Earnshaw is an author, journalist, broadcaster, film programmer and film festival director. He is Head of Film Programming at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television and, since 2000, has been director of the annual and widely respected Bradford Film Festival, based at the NMPFT.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781445607559
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781445607559
  • weight: 433
  • ISBN10: 1445607557

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