Dylan Thomas – Sidney Michaels

This book is a play from 1965, based on several accounts of the infamous travels Welsh poet Dylan Thomas made in the early 1950s to the US. If you know anything about Dylan Thomas you probably know he died young (39), and that he was an alcoholic.

Dylan Thomas – Sidney Michaels (1965) – 111 pages

This play captures the last two or three years of his life rather vividly. It’s an alcoholic mess and it details an explosive marriage. His tumultuous life and and classic ‘poets-die-young’ death only deepened the already legend. So much so, that a young fellow named Robert Zimmerman, based his stage name on the famous poet a few years later. And that’s why I picked up this book, and learned a little bit more.


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