Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804470909
Paperback • 168pp • £7.99
129 mm x 198 mm
15 January 2024
Territory: World English (excluding US)

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

Dylan Thomas



ISBN: 9781804470909




The poetry of Dylan Thomas has long been heralded as amongst the greatest of the Modern period, and along with his play, Under Milk Wood, his books are amongst the best-loved works in the literary canon.

First published in 1940, at the height of his fame, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog is a collection of short autobiographical stories that paint fascinating and humorous portraits of life in rural Wales, and pre-empt characters and traits that echo throughout his later work. Now rightly considered one of the most important volumes in his oeuvre, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog is the key to unlocking the great poet’s work.

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Marlais Thomas (1914–53) was a Welsh writer, best known for his 1954 play set in the fictional Welsh town of Llareggub, Under Milk Wood, and for his poetry – in particular ‘Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night’ and ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’. As well as finding fame in his lifetime for his poetry, he worked as a journalist and broadcaster for the BBC, and travelled frequently, giving readings.

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