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Record 23678

Reading Experience:

'I wrote endless imitations, though I never thought them to be imitations but, rather wonderfully original things, like eggs laid by tigers. They were imitations of anything I happened to be reading at the time: Sir Thomas Brown, de Quincey, Henry Newbolt, the Ballads, Blake, Baroness Orczy, Marlowe, Chums, the Imagists, the Bible, Poe, Keats, Lawrence, Anon., and Shakespeare. A mixed lot as you see, and randomly remembered'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 27 Sep 1927 and 27 Sep 1932
Country: Wales
Time: n/a
Place: city: Swansea
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Dylan Thomas
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 Oct 1914
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later poet
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Wales
Country of experience: Wales
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: n/a
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23678  
Source - Print  
  Author: Andrew Sinclair
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Dylan the Bard: A life of Dylan Thomas
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1999
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 195
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Andrew Sinclair, Dylan the Bard: A life of Dylan Thomas (London, 1999), p. 195,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:

These words are Thomas's own from a 'Poetic Manifesto' published in 1961 in "Texas Quarterly"



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