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The poet who speaks out of the deepest instincts of man will be heard. The poet who creates a myth beyond the power of man to realize is gagged at the peril of the group that binds him. He is the true revolutionary: he builds a new world.
Babette Deutsch (1895–1982), U.S. poet. This Modern Poetry, ch. 9 (1935).
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