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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.
         
   
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A shilling life will give you all the facts.

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Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.
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Dogmatic theological statements are neither logical propositions nor poetic utterances. They are "shaggy dog" stories; they have a point, but he who tries too hard to get it will miss it.
N
Does God judge us by appearances? I Suspect that He does.
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Criticism should be a casual conversation.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Who's Who
R: A Certain World: A Commonplace Book."
A: A Certain World, "God" (1970).
N: The New Yorker/ 11/21/1977
K: The Table Talk of W. H. Auden, "November 16, 1946" (comp. by Alan Ansen, ed. by Nicholas Jenkins, 1990).
   


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