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by W.H. Auden

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Back in the day, Auden reviewed The Lord of the Rings for The New York Times. He liked it – a lot.

Despite the fact that he was gay, Auden got married to a woman and stayed with her for over thirty years. He married Erika Mann (the daughter of author Thomas Mann) so that she could escape Nazi Germany. It was a marriage of convenience and they never lived together, but they remained friends until Mann's death. (Source)

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