This collection of some twenty-five prose pieces by Dylan Thomas comes to delight those who mourn him. Some pieces have been newly discovered, some heard over the air or on record. There are the rollicking carols tipsy with comedy -- in the stories of a child's Christmas in Wales and of August Bank Holiday; there is gusto and wit in the accounts of the Oxford Poetry Reading Festival, the jaundicing jaunt across the continent meeting the American public, and the British Festival in London in 1951. There are commentaries on poetry and poetry reading -- one pointing up the purposes of ""In Country Sleep"", commentaries on the state of comic writing, the artists of Wales, on Welsh poets. From high comedy Dylan Thomas turns to high seriousness and fine criticism as he evaluates the contribution and person of Wilfred Owen- this is as moving tribute and commentary as one will ever read -- and of Sir Philip Sidney, another poet lost to us, like Thomas, too soon. With quicksilver wit and high-voltage verbiage, with love and candor, Dylan Thomas lays before us a feast of creation and criticism, rich and varied.