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When a language creates -- as it does -- a community within the present, it does so only by courtesy of a community between the present and the past.

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Christopher Ricks (born 1933) is a British literary critic and scholar. He is the Sarah Warren Professor of Humanities and Co-Director of the Editorial Insitute at Boston University, and since 2004 Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.

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