Dylan Marlais Thomas (1914 - 1953)

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Birthplace: Swansea, UK
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Occupation: Welsh poet and writer
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Dylan Marlais Thomas

Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. In addition to poetry, he wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, which he often performed himself. His public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his sonorous voice with a subtle Welsh lilt became almost as famous as his works. His best-known works include the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood and the celebrated villanelle for his dying father, "Do not go gentle into that good night". Appreciative critics have also noted the craftsmanship and compression of poems such as "In my Craft or Sullen Art" and the rhapsodic lyricism of "Fern Hill'".

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Dylan Marlais Thomas's Timeline

1914
October 27, 1914
Swansea, UK
November 25, 1914
Carmarthen, UK
1937
July 11, 1937
Age 22
UK
1939
January 30, 1939
Age 24
1943
March 3, 1943
Age 28
1953
November 9, 1953
Age 39
New York, NY, USA