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W.H. Auden's Poem 'September 1, 1939' Still Resonates In Times Of Crisis

W.H. Auden's Poem 'September 1, 1939' Still Resonates In Times Of Crisis

NPR - Maureen Corrigan

It's one of those poems people reach for in times when it feels like the sky is falling. It's also generally regarded as one of the great poems of the 20th century. "September 1, 1939," as its title signals, was written by W.H. Auden in the days immediately following Germany's invasion of Poland, …

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