52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WH Auden

"In our age, the mere making of a work of art is itself a political act. So long as artists exist, making what they please and think they ought to make, even if it is not terribly good, even if it appeals to only a handful of people, they remind the Management of something managers need to be reminded of, namely, that the managed are people with faces, not anonymous numbers, that Homo Laborans is also Homo Ludens."

from "The Poet & The City" (1962)

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