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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.
         
   
F
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.

R
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
A
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
N
We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
K
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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