01 diciembre 2009

Who could possibly approve of Metternich/ and his Thought Police? Yet in a liberal/ milieu would Adalbert Stifter have written/ his noble idylls?// Vice-versa, what God-fearing Magistrate/ would dream of shaking hands with a financial/ crook and Anti-Semite? Yet Richard Wagner/ wrought masterpieces.// Wild horses could not drag me to debates on Art and Society: critics with credos,/ Christian or Marxist, should keep their trap shut, lest they spout nonsense. (W.H. Auden)