dylan thomas A Child's Christmas in Wales

ISBN 13: 9780001035560

A Child's Christmas in Wales

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9780001035560: A Child's Christmas in Wales

A holiday classic in an elegant New Directions edition. With lovely poetic lilt, this simple tale captures the child-eye view and an adult's warm remembrance of the time of presents, good things to eat, and, in the best of circumstances, newly-fallen snow-its wonder and its snowball mischief. This elegant and beautifully designed New Directions edition of Thomas's holiday classic features evocative woodcut illustrations by the noted artist Fritz Eichenberg.

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About the Author:

Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on 27 October 1914. In 1934 his first book of poetry, Eighteen Poems appeared, followed by Twenty-five Poems in 1936, Deaths and Entrances in 1946 and in 1952 his final volume, Collected Poems. He also published many short stories, wrote film scripts, broadcast stories and talks, did a series of lecture tours in the United States and wrote Under Milk Wood, the radio play. During his fourth lecture tour of the United States in 1953, a few days after his 39th birthday, he collapsed in his New York hotel and died on November 9th at St. Vincent's Hospital. His body was sent back to Laugharne, Wales, where a simple wooden cross marks his grave. In June 1994, his wife, Caitlin Thomas, died in Italy, where she had spent most of the years of her life after the death of Dylan Thomas. Her body is buried next to his.


A finer work of art-more human, more perspicacious, more touching, more wise than Dickens's A Christmas Carol, it should become as much a tradition of Christmas as the wreath on the door and the tree in the window. -- The Argus

An unforgettable experience. Surely this ranks among the great experiences of the language. -- Harper's

Here are the uncles 'trying our their new cigars, holding them our judiciously at arms' length, returning them to their mouths, coughing, then holding them out again as if waiting for the explosion.' Here, too, Mr. And Mrs. Prothero and the aunts and the horrible-whiskered cats. -- The Providence Journal-Bulletin, Carol McCabe, on the Fritz Eichenberg illustrations in the New Directions edition

The language is enchanting and the poetry shines with an unearthly radiance. -- The New York Times

There are few books more worth the price. -- The Sacramento Bee, on the New Directions edition

Top on my list is Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales, a wonderfully poetic evocation of the Christmases of Thomas's youth. I read it to every college English class I ever taught, just before the holiday break. Former students tell me that they liked it so much they continue to read it to their families. -- Dave Wood, Minenapolis Star Tribune

[New Directions's edition is] a worthy match of art and story, sure to become a favorite edition each holiday season. -- Booklist, Starred Review

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