Thomas's recording of this holiday classic is considered the first official audiobook. You'll hear the author's recollection of a holiday in the seaside town of his youth as well as some of his most celebrated poems, including "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night."
"An index of contents"
This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one audiobook the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of "Under Milk Wood", with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators; but here also are two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and though interesting in their own right, they show how "Under Milk Wood" grew gradually in his imagination.
"As the swirling of water over pebbles in a stream"
Dylan Thomas made several recordings in the early 1950s of other poets' works. Here, he reads the poetry of D. H Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats and Walter De La Mare.
The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.
"Worst ever purchase from Audible"
Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas's undisputed and unforgettable masterpiece - an affectionate, but hilarious portrait of a small Welsh town. The classic 1954 recording, featuring a perfect cast led by Richard Burton as "First Voice", is rightly considered to be definitive. This collection also includes two earlier radio programs: Return Journey to Swansea and Quite Early One Morning, read by Dylan Thomas and others.
"A great work and its predecessors, unidentified"
Dylan Thomas made several recordings in the early 1950s of other poets' works. Captured here is a collection of poems written by William Butler Yeats.
"excellent in every way except for background music"
Dylan Thomas is one of the 20th century's most celebrated poets. His rich rhetoric created poems of magical imagery; nowhere is language more rich and fantastic than in his best-known work, Under Milk Wood. He was also a popular radio entertainer and the BBC Archives contain a wealth of material featuring Dylan Thomas, not only readings of his own work, but also dramatic readings of other work such as Dr Faustus.
Nobelpreisträger William Butler Yeats schrieb berührende Liebeslyrik, er beschwor die keltische Dämmerung und ein mythisches Byzanz. Seine stilistische Vielfalt - vom Volkslied bis zum formstreng komponierten Liebesgedicht - spiegelt sich in den unterschiedlichen Lesungen wider: In den kraftvollen Rezitationen des Autors und Dylan Thomas' sowie den legendären englischsprachigen Lesungen aus den Fünfzigerjahren. Hanns Zischler, Bibiana Beglau, August Diehl u. a. bringen deren Zauber in den deutschen Übersetzungen neu zum Klingen.
Dylan Thomas, C Day-Lewis and others join together on this unique album to read some of the world's finest poetry by Blake, Wordsworth and Tennyson.
One of the world's greatest authors here reads a selection of his favourite literature.