Once, when I went to visit a beloved friend, the poet WH Auden, I found him "touching up" his earlier poetry. He told me that he had been unfavourably criticised for this habit, but he felt justified in making the changes because he understood, now in his mature years, what he had really meant but failed to express precisely, when he was young. [...]
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