Wystan Auden

Wystan Auden

English poet, playwright, essayist and critic. Classic English-language poetry of the XX century.
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.More Wystan Auden quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.More Wystan Auden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.More Wystan Auden quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.More Wystan Auden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.More Wystan Auden quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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