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Quotation by Thom Gunn
Distorting hackneyed words in hackneyed songs
He turns revolt into a style, prolongs
The impulse to a habit of the time.
Thom Gunn (b. 1929), British poet. Elvis Presley, The Sense of Movement (1957).
The poem gave George Melly the title for his study of the pop arts in Britain, Revolt into Style (1970).
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