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Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden

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Comprehensive information about Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Wystan Hugh Auden, known more commonly as W. H. Auden was an English poet, often considered one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. He was one of the greatest Anglo American poets. Born in England, he later obtained an American citizenship. This educational Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left As a rule it was the pleasure haters that became unjust. Quote Right
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Quote Left Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really is my enemy, that I am free to marry a woman when in fact she is my mother, that this person is a chambermaid when it is a young nobleman in disguise, that this well-dressed young man is rich when he is really a penniless adventurer, or that if I do this such and such a result will follow when in fact it results in something very different. All good drama has two movements, first the making of the mistake, then the discovery that it was a mistake. Quote Right
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Quote Left even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot... Quote Right
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Quote Left It takes little talent to see clearly what lies under one's nose, a good deal of it to know in which direction to point that organ. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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