Pavel Filippov (emdin) wrote,
Pavel Filippov
emdin

богу пофиг на понты

Оказывается, в поздних изданиях "Памяти Йетса" Оден удалил как раз те три строфы, которыми так восхищался ИБ:

Time that is intolerant
Of the brave and the innocent,
And indifferent in a week
To a beautiful physique,

Worships language and forgives
Everyone by whom it lives;
Pardons cowardice, conceit,
Lays its honours at their feet.

Time that with this strange excuse
Pardoned Kipling and his views,
And will pardon Paul Claudel,
Pardons him for writing well.


Исследователь пишет, что он со временем "...eventually recanted such far-reaching claims. Throughout the late ‘30’s and early ‘40’s, Auden became more and more humble in his assumptions and meek in his predictions..."
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