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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.
Papa would tell me,
"is not a science,
but the intuitive art
of wooing Nature."

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation.
America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, that is to say, the man who claims authority as a member of an Úlite which knows the law in some field or other, is an object of distrust and resentment.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Art of Healing.
R: The Dyer's Hand, pt. 7, "Notes on the Comic" (1962).
A: The Dyer's Hand, pt. 8, "Notes on Music and Opera" (1962).
N: A Certain World, "Hell" (1970).
K: Faber Book of Modern American Verse, Introduction (1956).

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