Search Results: "Dylan Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

DYLAN THOMAS by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2004

"Scrupulously researched but overly detailed."
The British biographer of Ian Fleming and Rudyard Kipling memorializes the chaotic and abbreviated existence of the 20th century's most Romantic poet. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Thomas sizzles and fries, straightens up to knock out a classic. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Blistering but repetitious life of Thomas that leaves no part of him unwhipped; by the coauthor of 1986's Caitlin: Life with Dylan Thomas, which also was an oven-blast against the poet, directed by his widow. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"An example of poor quality control in the Dylan Thomas industry."
Dylan Thomas set out to make his life as striking as his poetry, but BBC journalist Fryer (Isherwood, 1978) denigrates the former while skirting the latter, missing both man and poet. Read full book review >

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DYLAN by Dennis McDougal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Richly detailed, though the author places Dylan on a higher shelf in the cultural library than history may permit."
The biographer of Lew Wasserman, Jack Nicholson and Otis Chandler returns with a sometimes-scholarly, sometimes-snarky life of the songwriting and singing legend. Read full book review >

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BOB DYLAN by Susan Richardson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1995

"A further reading list includes other biographies, but not periodical citations (where Dylan's own words can be found). (b&w photos, index, chronology, further reading) (Biography. 11+)"
A competent biography in the Pop Culture Legends series that covers the factual tinder, but misses the charismatic spark. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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BOB DYLAN by David Yaffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2011

"Not for the neophyte, but fascinating for obsessives who think they know everything and want to know more."
A slim volume of essays adds more than a footnote to the long shelf of Dylan books. Read full book review >

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DYLAN THE VILLAIN by K.G. Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Dylan may have his flaws, but he does his name proud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dylan Snivels wants to make a name for himself. Read full book review >

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A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES by Dylan Thomas
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Gorgeous. (Memoir. 5+)"
Luscious illustrations form a perfect match to the rolling language of the Christmas classic. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >

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TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >