Poetry in an Age of Anxiety

Yesterday, while reading the Sunday New York Times, I came across this article called "America's New 'Anxiety' Disorder", which alluded to the title of W.H. Auden's poem, "The Age of Anxiety," in its first paragraph. Terrorism, the threat of nuclear war, the rise of authoritarian governments and nationalism--these do, indeed, make for a potent brew of …

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