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Author QuotedStephen Spender
Title QuotedCollected Poems
Date (Year/Month/Day)1956/07/18
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1955
QuotationSpender's Collected Poems-a most satisfying book. He has done a better job of versifying than Auden. No man should allow himself to publish so many poems in one volume as Auden did-and now, on top of everything else, the blurb on the back of the volume says "Auden"¦is the most impressive poet of his generation."
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 47
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