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THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS (138 pp.)—Dylan Thomas—New Directions ($2.50).

Like most poets, Welshman Dylan Thomas can't afford to think of poetry as a living. To eke out his own, he does what he can in other writing fields. And he is certainly among the few living poets, not to mention scenario writers, who could successfully have written The Doctor and the Devils, the screenplay for a new British film.* Published as a book, his script combines some of the best virtues of fiction and drama. What is just as important, Poet Thomas remains a poet while doing a job that most...

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