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Stephen Spender

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I simply had to get there.
Remark after having a taxi for 287 miles, after his plane was grounded because of bad weather, to attend a dinner date with Jacqueline Onassis in (1980); as quoted in "Stephen Spender, Toady: Was there any substance to his politics and art?" by Stephen Metcalf at (7 February 2005)

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