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Dylan Thomas' last unfinished poem saved by National Library of Wales

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 09:30 UK time, Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The last unfinished poem by Dylan Thomas, written in America just a few years before his death in 1953, will reside at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth after it was bought from a collector.

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Elegy was purchased as part of a collection of the poet's works; the manuscript is said to be in a very early draft. Other works in the collection by Thomas include some of his very early poems, such as A Refusal to Mourn the Death by Fire of a Child in London.

The collection was bought from Jeff Towns, who owns Dylan's Book Store in Swansea. Read the full story on the BBC Local Mid Wales site.


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