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I;m Willing to go with Joseph Brodsky,
By A Customer
This review is from: Collected Poems: Auden (Paperback)I feel for people like Nate Dorwood who wrote the comment
about the first line in "musee des beaux arts" being "fatuous."
This may be Auden's greatest poem. Ian McEwan recently paid
tribute to it's greatness, and Russian poet Joseph Brodsky,
who admired this poem in particular, claimed that Auden had
"the greatest mind of the 20th Century." Neither of them,
both geniuses themselves, found anything about "Musee" to
Perhaps it's time to re-read?