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September 01, 2018

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Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan?

Which one is Auden?

"We must love pater noster or die trying"?

River Jordan is chilly and wide, / milk and honey on the other side. The confluence of the waters (African, Jewish) is in "the Lion," Willie, stride pianist extraordinaire, a Jew, a Black, and a World War I hero, who was not tickling the keys at the non-jumpin joint on West 52 Street that lonesome day. Poor Wystan!

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