/ Key title Dylan Thomas tells stories of his childhood in Wales, piling on the sights and smells and sounds experienced by one rough-and-tumble Welsh lad with a miraculous sense of wonder. / A wonderful recollection of childhood memories that illustrates a type of beauty and sensitivity to Thomas' writings. / Dylan Thomas is one of this century's treasured writers -- a craftsman of poetic complexity, of richly obscure images made wonderfully clear by his magical voice and cast members.
Dylan Thomas began his career as a journalist in his native village of Swansea, Wales. He then moved to London where he worked in broadcasting and wrote film scripts, prose and drama to earn enough money to enable him to write what he most wanted to -- poetry. His public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his booming, at times ostentatious, voice with a subtle Welsh lilt, became almost as famous as his works. He lived with his wife and three children until his untimely death in New York in 1953.