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The Unknown Citizen

The Unknown Citizen


by W. H. Auden

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Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

According to poets.org, Auden is "generally considered the greatest English poet of the twentieth century." (This doesn’t include American poets.) Do you agree? (Source)

You can see where Auden’s family lived on Google Maps! The "Auden" family name goes back to at least 1726. (Read more.)

One of Auden’s poems was misquoted in the best-selling book Tuesdays with Morrie. (Source)

Auden reviewed J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring for The New York Times in 1954. And he loved it. Who says poetry and sci-fi don’t mix? (Source)

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