The Music Must Always Play . . .

By Willard Spiegelman | 2019-10-05 | including 1 item |
When W.H. Auden (1907-1973) was elected the Oxford professor of poetry in 1956, he was required to deliver an inaugural lecture. In it, he remarked that whenever he read a poem, he asked himself two questions: “Here is a verbal contraption. How does it work?” That’s a technical issue.