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"Bunting's demon of negativity produces an entertaining thread in this biography - his talent for hatred. He hated southerners ('utterly impossibly & hateful'), Germans ('I've loathed the Germans for so many years'), Spaniards ('a cruel people'), American Midwesterners ('a disgusting lot') and journalists ('turd-bakers'; 'not capable of any thought of any sort at all'). He hated being a journalist ('wretched newspaper job ... tiresome drudgery'), teaching modern American poetry ('somebody called O'Hara ... The prospect appals me') and being given money by the Arts Council ('desk and pen vermin'). He also hated most other poets:" Matthew Sperling • Literary Review

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