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Author QuotedDylan Thomas
Title Quoted18 Poems
Date (Year/Month/Day)1941/02/09
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1934
QuotationI've got a book of poems by Dylan Thomas and I can't put the book down. I read him in Horizon and it was a good poem. I read him now, and he is a good poet. The poems stand on the page and look very valuable. His writing is very strong and sinewy and has much craft and wit but it is musically tremendously coherent... He is so much better than T. S. Eliot that Eliot and Auden and even Spender, all those guys, become very insignificant, trivial, chatty, slightly mystical, drawing room boys, which we always knew they were anyway.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 305
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