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April 6, 2012

TT: Almanac

"When we read the criticism of any past age, we see immediately that the main thing wrong with it is an astonishing amount of what Eliot calls 'fools' approval': most of the thousands of poets were bad, most of the thousands of critics were bad, and they loved each other."

Randall Jarrell, letter to The Nation, 1948

Posted April 6, 2012 12:00 AM

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