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W. H. Auden
(1907-1973) born on
Feb 21
English-US poet, dramatist, editor. He wrote passionately about social problems and post-WW I anxiety; won Pulitzer for verse "Age of Anxiety," 1948.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Recalled on his death.
R: "The Dyer's Hand," pt. 1, "Reading," 1962.
A: "The Dyer's Hand," pt. 1, "Writing," 1962.
N: In "The Fourth 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1990.
K: "The Dyer's Hand," pt. 1, "Writing," 1962.

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