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Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

by Dylan Thomas

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Media Adaptations

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An audio cassette read by Thomas and others called "In Country Heaven—Evolution" is available from Harper Collins Audio.

"Return Journey to Swansea," and audio cassette read by Thomas, is available from Harper Collins Audio.

Dylan Thomas: A Portrait, is a video cassette from Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

A video cassette narrated by Thomas titled A Dylan Thomas Memoir was released by Pyramid Film and Video in 1972.

Dylan Thomas: Return Journey was released on video cassette by Direct Cinema Limited in 1991.

Dylan Thomas: Under Milk Wood is available on video cassette from Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

The Wales of Dylan Thomas is available on video cassette from Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

Bibliography and Further Reading

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Sources

Emery, Clark, The World of Dylan Thomas, Coral Gables: University of Miami, 1962.

Gaston, Georg, Critical Essays on Dylan Thomas, Boston: G.K. Hall, 1989.

Kidder, Rushworth M., in his Dylan Thomas: The Country of the Spirit, Princeton University Press, 1973, p. 234.

Korg, Jacob, Dylan Thomas, New York: Twayne Publishers, 1965.

Thomas, Dylan, Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters, edited by Paul Ferris, New York: Macmillan, 1985.

Thomas, Dylan, Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones, editor, London: J.M. Dent, 1971.

For Further Study

Cox, C.B., editor, Dylan Thomas: A Collection of Essays, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Inc., 1966.
Contains several critical essays written while Thomas was still alive or soon after his death, including poet Karl Shapiro's reflections on Thomas's place in our culture from a perspective of a peer who knew him. Also particularly significant is John Ackerman's "The Welsh Background," which highlights some thin social strains that can be found in Thomas's work.

Moynihan, William, The Craft and Art of Dylan Thomas, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1966.
A very detailed analysis focused closely on Thomas's writing in the order that it was published and the theoretical basis behind each work.

Tindall, William York, A Reader's Guide to Dylan Thomas, New York: Octagon Books, 1962.
Considered by critics to be a key study of Thomas, redefining the poet's reputation by giving serious consideration to his technical ability and the tremendous effort Thomas put into making his poems sound spontaneous.

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