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International presence at Swansea's Dylan Thomas Centre
Visitors from around the globe have flocked to the Dylan Thomas Centre to view the renowned Man and Myth exhibition on Dylan's life and work.
In recent weeks, guests from countries such as Spain, Germany, India, Italy, France, Belgium, Sweden, China, Norway, Canada, Finland, Austria, Netherlands and US have all signed the comment book during their visit.
One visitor, Mrs Costello from Australia, said that the exhibition was:”superb – I’ve been wanting to visit for 20 years and was delighted by the experience.”
And those closer to home have also been visiting in their numbers, with Mr Lewis of Aberdare commenting that it’s “really nice to appreciate what’s on your doorstep.”
Jo Furber, Literature Office at the Dylan Thomas Centre said "The work of Dylan Thomas has been responsible for attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists to Swansea over the years.
"People come from all over the planet to visit the area of his birth with former American President Jimmy Carter among those to have made the trip.”
Dylan’s vvfob huge international appeal is also demonstrated in one of the current exhibitions at the centre, where many translations of his work are on display including the Collected Letters in Japanese, translations of Under Milk Wood in Hungarian, German, Spanish and Swedish, and a selection of poems in Thai.
Alongside drawings by Dylan himself, the exhibition includes work by internationally renowned cartoonist, Gerald Scarfe, by artist and writer Mervyn Peake, by the fantastic cartoonist and illustrator Ralph Steadman.
For more information on the Dylan Thomas Centre visit http://www.dylanthomas.com.
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