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Sun Oct 26

The Closest Marriage

(of an area of study) serving as a preliminary instruction or as an introduction to further study.

Sam’s desk

He held scrappy, apostate opinions: he liked Rimbaud, Kabuki, Looney Tunes, Ronald Firbank. Poulenc was better than Wagner; Auden was better than Yeats. These opinions, decanted from a complex personality that partook equally of passion and parody, were essentially a social tactic, a means of drawing a line between those who were subtle or hip enough to hear all the tones and those who weren’t.

Dan Chiasson, on Frank O’Hara