Basil Bunting (March 3, 1900 1985) was a British modernist poet. He had a lifelong interest in music and this led him to emphasise the idea of poetry as sound and the importance of reading poetry aloud. Bunting was an accomplished reader of his own work..
"I hate science. It denies a man's responsibility for his own deeds, abolishes the brotherhood that springs from God's fatherhood. It is a hectoring, dictating expertise, which makes the least lovable of the Church Fathers seem liberal by contrast. It is far easier for a Hitler or a Stalin to find a mock-scientific excuse for persecution than it was for Dominic to find a mock-Christian one."
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