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Nobody Ever Tells Me Anything

Doc was a teacher from 1967 to 2010. (Sigh)

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Interesting words - Stephen Spender on W. H. Auden
Auden himself had total self-confidence. He just thought that he was cleverer than anyone else, but without arrogance, really, just out of his own judgment. He knew exactly what he was doing, and he was totally indifferent to what anyone said about it. And then being being a "psychoanalyst" helped him a great deal. For instance, when he was so attacked by Randall Jarrell in 1947 or so, he said, "He must be in love with me; I can't think of any other explanation."
Stephen Spender on W. H. Auden