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A Lasting Joy: Death and Immortality

Synopsis

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A personal choice of poetry by C. Day Lewis
The last in a series of six programmes made a few weeks before his death in which the former Poet Laureate presented his own selection of verse.
Tonight's theme is Death and Immortality and among the poets chosen are Emily Dickinson, George Herbert, Wilfred Owen, Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas and W. B. Yeats.

Contributors

Presenter/Reader: C. Day Lewis
Reader: Jill Balcon
Reader: John Gielgud
Producer: Norman Swallow






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