cultural life…

October 12, 2016

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Well, the difficulty about England is the cultural life — it was certainly dim, and I suspect it still is. In a sense it’s the same difficulty one faces with some kinds of family life. I love my family very dearly, but I don’t want to live with them.

W H Auden
The Art of Poetry No. 17
Interview with Michael Newman
The Paris Review, Spring, 1974

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