Author: W. H. Auden

Brief Info: An Anglo-American poet and critic

Years Lived: 1907-1973

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Quotations


The only sensible procedure for a critic

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The only sensible procedure for a critic is to keep silent about works which he believes to be bad, while at the same time vigorously campaigning for those which he believes to be good, especially if they are being neglected or underestimated by the public.

From the essay The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays

— 1973

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