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Sunday, 3 October 2010

Dylan Thomas, On Not Coming to Corfu

"I think England is the very place for a fluent and fiery writer. The highest hymns of the sun are written in the dark. I like the grey country. A bucket of Greek sun would drown in one colour the crowds of colours I like trying to mix for myself out a grey flat insular mud. If I went to the sun I’d just sit in the sun; that would be very pleasant but I’m not doing it..."

Dylan Thomas, from a letter in reply to an invitation from Lawrence Durrell for him to visit Corfu 

See full letter here

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