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Author QuotedWystan Hugh Auden
Title QuotedDance of Death
Date (Year/Month/Day)1940/01/24
Imprint[S.l.] : Faber & Faber. 1933I
QuotationW. H. Auden's trick: ratio-announcers: parody of banal radio announcements-parodying trivialities of commercials and musical comedy songs, etc. Done well enough for once in The Dance of Death and yet not too well either. Since then, done to death. The complete and uninteresting and flat and stupid banality of On the Frontier. Dull as could be. I only dipped into it, however. But it sure looked awful.
JournalRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 144
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