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Basil Bunting
(1900-1985) born on
Mar 01
English poet. His greatest popularity was during the 1960s as the leader of British literary avant-garde.
To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.

I hate Science. It denies a man's responsibility for his own deeds, abolishes the brotherhood that springs from God's fatherhood. It is a hectoring, dictating expertise, which makes the least lovable of the Church Fathers seem liberal by contrast.
Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.
The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology.
Sooner or later we must absorb Islam if our own culture is not to die of anemia.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Chomei at Toyama."
R: Letter, 1 Jan. 1947, to poet Louis Zukofsky; in "The Poetry of Basil Bunting, ch. 6, ed. Victoria Forde, 1991.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: Letter, Sept. 1932, to poet Louis Zukofsky; in "The Poetry of Basil Bunting," by Victoria Forde, ch. 2, 1991.
K: "Omar Pound, Arabic and Persian Poems," Foreword, 1970.

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