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March 5, 2013

Dylan Thomas in Llareggub

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:02 am
Dylan Thomas   (1914 - 1953)

Dylan Thomas
(1914 – 1953)

On this day in 1954, Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood was published in England; coming out just four months after his death in New York, it was an immediate best seller. Thomas’s lifelong ambivalence towards Wales — “Land of my fathers. My fathers can keep it”– is maintained in the play, his Laugharne becoming the imaginary village of Llareggub, or “bugger-all” backwards.

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