January 20, 2002 |
"What the mass media offers is not popular art but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish." That's a line from the British poet W.H. Auden. His is not a name that trips off the tongues of moguls as they dine on Cobb salads at the Grill, or of rabid development executives hunting down their next big script. Indeed, Auden's final book of poetry, "Epistle to a Godson," was published in 1972.