Speaking of Auden, let me take this opportunity to recommend S. Tippins's FEBRUARY HOUSE, a social history of a year-long experiment in group living organized by George Davis and Auden in the lead-up to the entry of the USA into WWII.  In this Brooklyn House lived Gypsy Rose Lee, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, Richard Wright, Benjamin Britten et al.

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Reuven Tsur <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Bravo, Mike!!!

Reuven Tsur

The Cognitive Poetics Project

Professor Emeritus

Hebrew Literature

Tel Aviv University


On 06/08/2009, at 19:57, [log in to unmask] wrote:

What a pity that Auden didn't have this help ... it might have ameliorated his embarrassing deficiencies with the English Language. 

On Aug 6, 2009, at 10:56 AM, Rich Cooper wrote:

That phrase “a climate of opinion” is poignant, but essentially meaningless to communicants.  Many better phrasings suggest themselves:
            diversity of opinions
            plurality of opinions
            everyone has an opinion
and many more.  Mixing up otherwise irrelevant word classes (climate and opinion) that clearly are not mutually epistemologically socketed might be creative expressive language in the right circumstances, but that creativity doesn’t justify the misalignment. 
Rich Cooper
Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com

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What is remembered about Auden's elegy is the true phrase "a whole climate of opinion."

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Alithea (Greek for truth)=what is not forgotten.

"Works of art are sometimes unjustly forgotten, but no work of art is
unjustly remembered."--W. H. Auden