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Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose?

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Howard Nemerov (February 29, 1920 July 5, 1991) was United States Poet Laureate on two separate occasions: from 1963 to 1964, and from 1988 to 1990. The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. He was brother to photographer Diane Nemerov Arbus.

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