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Quotation by Ezra Pound
It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse. It is obviously much easier to find inhabitants for an inferno or even a purgatorio.
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic. Interview in Writers at Work, Second Series, ed. George Plimpton (1963).
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