October 27, 1914 : Dylan Thomas born

Introduction

Author and poet Dylan Thomas is born in Swansea, Wales.

Thomas established himself in 1934 with Eighteen Poems, a collection of emotionally and sexually charged pieces. His writing was celebrated for its forceful sound and rhythm, and the poet was acclaimed for readings of his own work. In 1953, he was on a reading tour of the United States when he died of an alcohol overdose in New York City.

His most famous work, Under Milk Wood, which evokes the lives of the inhabitants of a Welsh seaside town, was published posthumously.

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October 27, 1914 : Dylan Thomas born

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    October 27, 1914 : Dylan Thomas born

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