Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

More cheerfully quoted in an Amanda Cross novel

"Art, if it doesn’t start there, at least ends,
Whether aesthetics likes the thought or not,
In an attempt to entertain our friends." -- W. H. Auden

And this is no bad thing, especially if we have good and thoughtful friends.

(Thank you.)

Also, all right, Ms. Cross/Dr. Heilbrun, allrightallrightallright, I give, I went and requested some Auden from the library and put another bit on my Amazon list. But only a bit, because what I really thought I might want most was in the $70 range, and I thought I'd better try some of the other stuff first just to make sure. Uff da sheesh, with the Auden already. You got me. Now don't go obsessing on someone really odious in later novels; I already thought I might want to read more Auden, but I am capable of drawing rather firm boundaries on this sort of thing.

(Though you wouldn't know it from my library list.)
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