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Stephen Spender
(1909-1995) born on
Sep 28
English poet, critic. His poems expressing the politically conscience-stricken, leftist "new writing" of the 1930s period.
         
   
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The greatest poets are those with memories so great that they extend beyond their strongest experiences to their minutest observations of people and things far outside their own self-centeredness.

R
When you read and understand a poem, comprehending its rich and formal meanings, then you master chaos a little.
A
Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.
N
I think continually of those who were truly great -
The names of those who in their lives fought for life,
Who wore at their hearts the fire's centre.
K
There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife a tyrannical midwife.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From "Charles Daney's Quotation Collection," an internet collection of quotations.," an internet collection of quotations.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In NY "Times," 26 Mar 61
N: I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great."
K: Lecturing at Brooklyn College; in NY "Times," 20 Nov 84
   


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