Tuesday, April 18, 2006

W.H. Auden 1907-1973

As a young, little-known writer, Auden was once asked what effect fame might have upon him. "I believe," he said after a moment's reflection, "that I would always wear my carpet slippers." When fame did eventually come, Auden was always to be seen in carpet slippers, even when wearing evening dress.

(from The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes by Clifton Fadiman)


At 12:36 PM, Blogger Jilly said...

auden was a notorious slob too. :)


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