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He wrote in prison, not a History of the World, like Raleigh, but an American book which I think will live longer than that. I do ...
I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.
...I am useless, one more girl who couldn't be sold. When I visit the family now, I wrap my American successes around me like a pr ...
The last publicized center of American writing was Manhattan. Its writers became known as the New York Intellectuals. With importa ...
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a litera ...
I have fallen in love with American names,
And all the great traditions of the Past
They saw reflected in the coming time.
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The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment.
This is beautiful indeed; the colored people have given this to the head of the government, and that government once sanctioned la ...
[Asked by an interviewer, "What do YOU want to be?"]: What people want me to be.
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