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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.
The test of literature, I suppose, is whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.

The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion.
How poetry comes to the poet is a mystery.
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.
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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