Saturday, 30 June 2018

A Certain World W.H. AUDEN

Day 3
I have accepted the challenge to post the cover of seven books that I love: no explanation, no review, just the cover. Each time I post a cover, I’ll ask a friend to take up the challenge. Meanwhile, here are 100 words on a word in the title:


Certain (June)

It must have been about June 1975 that I was quoted to by a friend from W.H. Auden’s ‘A Certain World’. Quotes were doing the rounds of the university college where the literature students, a minority in that setting, temporarily led a life they once imagined. The real world might be Law and Medicine, it was also Reading and Writing. The pun speaks of a circumscribed world and a definite world, a known world and a particular world, a reliable world and an assured world.  We undergraduates found the title corny, but the pun speaks of each person’s individual condition.      

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