Saturday, February 22, 2014

Quote of the Day (W.H. Auden, on His Poetic ‘Refreshment’)

“As I get older, and things get gloomier and more difficult, it is to poets like Horace and [Alexander] Pope that I find myself more and more turning for the kind of refreshment I require.” – W.H. Auden, “A Civilized Voice” (review of Peter Quennell’s Alexander Pope: The Education of Genius, 1688-1728), The New Yorker, February 22, 1969

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