F. R. Levias on Thomas

Levias, F.R. (1939),’The Fate of Edward Thomas’, Scrutiny, p441-442, March

“The poetry is devoted almost wholly to expressing the characteristic unhappiness of his life, and has corresponding limitations of the kind that D. W. Harding indicates. Yet there it is, a fine and unique, if decidedly limited, poetry ;the particular thing it is — and it expresses a representative kind of modern experience — conditioned by that particular history of the poet. A happy Edward Thomas might have written no poetry at all.”