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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.
Why doesn't the United States take over the monarchy and unite with England? England does have important assets. Naturally the longer you wait, the more they will dwindle. At least you could use it for a summer resort instead of Maine.

To us he is no more a person
Now but a climate of opinion
Under whom we conduct our differing lives.
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people.
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.
What the mass media offer is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten and replaced by a new dish.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Table Talk of W. H. Auden, "February 1947" (comp. by Alan Ansen, ed. by Nicholas Jenkins, 1990).
R: In Memory of Sigmund Freud
A: The Table Talk of W. H. Auden, "16 March, 1948" (comp. by Alan Ansen, ed. by Nicholas Jenkins, 1990).
N: The Dyer's Hand, Pt. I, `Writing' 2, `The Poet and the City'
K: The Dyer's Hand," Random House 68

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