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by John Malcolm Brinnin

When the celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas arrived in New York on his first visit in 1950, for a tour of poetry readings around the country, America didn’t know what had hit it. Angelic, devilish, immoral, charming, self-destructive, given to alcoholic binges, he was not what the sober world of American academe had expected. Students loved him—although after his first few encounters with them, the girls had to be protected. And he made quick friends with countless American writers, journalists, and barflies, instantly creating a pop-culture mythology of the doomed artist for the late 20th century. The man who was Thomas’ patron and guide was the young poet John Malcolm Brinnin, who watched horrified—though utterly beguiled by the poet’s charm and genius—at Thomas’ slow descent into hell. This is his harrowing account of the poet’s tragic last years.
Download Dylan Thomas in America (Prion Lost Treasures) epub
ISBN: 1853753785
ISBN13: 978-1853753787
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: John Malcolm Brinnin
Language: English
Publisher: Prion (May 1, 2000)
Pages: 251 pages
ePUB size: 1894 kb
FB2 size: 1802 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 211
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A brilliantly-told story of the sad descent of a genius; a man so delightfully entertaining and complex that, despite knowing the terrible ending, you cannot put it down. Thomas' body of literature is his resurrection.
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Very quick turnaround. Thank you for the cover you added -- very thoughtful on your part. Reading this again after so many years will mean so much to me. Thank you for everything.
Here is Dylan Thomas in all his maddening humanity: the houseguest of your nightmares who will steal your shirts, the visitor to a women's college who becomes embarrassingly excited by the sight of girls in casual dress.Brinnin chronicles all of Thomas's excesses including the poet's fatal marriage to alcohol.This book should be kept as a companion to Constantine Fitzgibbon's classic biography.In the end Brinnin-and the reader-forgive Dylan Thomas all his childishness because of the tidal waves of eloquence that arise from the Welsh poet's genius. Thomas is so overpowering a figure that one almost doesn't notice how brilliantly Brinnin has rendered him,as well as the social milieu of 1950's America.