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John Lennon
(1940-1980) born on
Oct 09
English singer, songwriter, musician. He wrote with Paul McCartney, the songs/music of "The Beatles"; their first song was "Love Me Do,"1962.
         
   
F
The test of literature, I suppose, is whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.

R
The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion.
A
How poetry comes to the poet is a mystery.
N
The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and "mangled mind" leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.
K
Propaganda has a bad name, but its root meaning is simply to disseminate through a medium, and all writing therefore is propaganda for something. It's a seeding of the self in the consciousness of others.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Modern Novel," " Is There a " Feminine" Fiction?," 1926.
R: "The Modern Novel," 1926.
A: In "On the Teaching of Poetry," by Leonora Speyer, in "the Saturday Review of Literature," 1946.
N: "Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment," pt. 2, ch. 13, 1959.
K: "Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment," pt. 2, ch. 10, 1959.
   


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