- Paperback: 107 pages
- Publisher: New Directions; Later Printing edition (January 17, 1954)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811202097
- ISBN-13: 978-0811202091
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 49 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,030,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices Paperback – January 17, 1954
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About the Author
The reputation of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century has not waned in the fifty years since his death. His work, noted for its lush metaphors, musicality, and playfulness within traditional forms, was largely responsible for modernizing poetic verse. Thomas also wrote captivating short stories, a novella, several screenplays and radio plays, as well as his delightful stage play, Under Milk Wood―all infused with his passion for the English language and his enduring love of Wales.
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He uses language in a new way: like a painting, but with words splashed across the page. I used to sit on a style, overlooking my village, and imagine Dylan Thomas's words as colours: what colours would he use to describe the scene I saw below me. Under Milk Wood: ' Bible-black, sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack the black, dab-filled sea...
Words that we are all familiar with, but joined together in completely new ways, to give a completely new meaning.
I just finished reading most of these reviews, and in almost every one, to a greater or lesser extent and with greater or lesser success, the reviewer has tried to write in something approaching a poetic style. Who else would inspire this in a reader? For that reason alone you should read this and then listen to it.
It is a delightful review of a day in the life of a small Welsh vollage.