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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
This great society is going smash;
They cannot fool us with how fast they go,
How much they cost each other and the gods!
A culture is no better than its woods.

R
Those who will not reason, perish in the act. Those who will not act, perish for that reason.
A
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
N
Speechless Evil
Borrowed the language of Good
And reduced it to noise.
K
The words of a dead man
Are modified in the guts of the living.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Winds
R:
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: The Cave of Making, Postscript
K: In Memory of W. B. Yeats, Poem 1, st. 4.
   


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