Walden Pond was Thoreau’s sometimes chilly muse.
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A literature professor suggests some classic reads to curl up with when it is cold.
New insights: Dylan Thomas’s fifth notebook shows how the poet’s creative process developed.
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No new poems, but plenty of insights into the development of Thomas’s style.
The village of New Quay, Ceredigion, claims to be a model for Thomas’s fictional Llareggub.
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Dylan Thomas’s early short stories were shocking, obscene, and a sign of things to come
Welsh poetry has more in common with music than Shakespeare’s sonnets or Keats’s Romantic verses.
Socrates: not going gently.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. I usually begin my end of life ethics lecture with one of Dylan Thomas’ best-loved…