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Anxiety and the dark art of facial recognition I Chuck's World


Last updated 11/22/2017 at Noon

In 1948, the year the Marshall Plan began, the year Al Gore and Clarence Thomas were born, the year Harry Truman held a headline that blared fake news, and the year that George Orwell scrawled the final words on his famous manuscript that would eventually take its title from transposing the year’s final two digits, W.H. Auden won a Pulitzer Prize for a poem that nobody read.

Well, not nobody. Somebody. I assume at least a few judges.

But “The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue,” as catchy a phrase as that is, never quite entered the lexicon of popular poetry, the kind that kids memor...

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