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Craig Raine


English poet and critic.
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Craig Raine
I used to carry a copy of Ulysses with me everywhere just in case I was knocked down by a bus. It seemed more important than having clean underwear.
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Great writers arrive among us like new diseases threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.
Raine
In homes, a haunted apparatus sleeps,
That snores when you pick it up.
If the ghost cries, they carry it
To their lips and soothe it to sleep
With sounds. And yet, they wake it up
Deliberately, by tickling with a finger.




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The task of the artist at any time is uncompromisingly simple to discover what has not yet been done, and to do it.
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