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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
To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say
Is a keen observer of life,
The word Intellectual suggests straight away
A man who's untrue to his wife.

R
To ask the hard question is simple.
A
Verse was a special illness of the ear;
Integrity was not enough.
N
Their fate must always be the same as yours,
To suffer the loss they were afraid of, yes,
Holders of one position, wrong for years.
K
There is a certain kind of person who is so dominated by the desire to be loved for himself alone that he has constantly to test those around him by tiresome behavior; what he says and does must be admired . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Note on Intellectuals."
R: The Question
A: Rimbaud
N: Since you are going to begin today
K: The Dyer's Hand, pt. 1, "Writing" (1962).
   


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