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Quotation by Ezra Pound
Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use.
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic. ABC of Reading, ch. 3 (1934).
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