Daily Archives: December 20, 2021

The Beginning of Time: Auden and the Advent of Hope

For W.H. Auden, there are two general ways of thinking of time—either history inevitably repeats itself, locking events into an established cycle where “time turns round itself in an obedient circle,” or history is made up of ordered times, of a regiment of generations marching toward a goal, of a string of events that are…

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