Richard Burton meets John Donne, A Thing of Beauty Is Created

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Max Grinnell
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Monday, October 30th, 2006

One of them was a 20th century English actor with emphatic diction who distinguished himself in film and on the stage, despite the fact that his personal life seemed to overwhelm him at moments. The other was a 17th century poet in the metaphysical tradition whose work remains compelling and fascinating to this day. Richard Burton reads some of John Donne's poems on this site, provided with the kind permission of Harper Collins Audio.