Dennis Joseph Enright


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Dennis Joseph Enright (11 March 1920 – 31 December 2002) was a British academic, poet, novelist and critic, and general man of letters.

He was born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and educated at Leamington College and Downing College, Cambridge. After graduating he held a number of academic posts outside the United Kingdom: in Egypt, Japan, Thailand and notably in Singapore ... more »

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  • ''Bardot, Byron, Hitler, Hemingway, Monroe, Sade: we do not require our heroes to be subtle, just to be big. Then we can depend on someone to make them subtle.''
    D.J. Enright (b. 1920), British poet and critic. (First published 1953). "The Marquis and the Madame," Conspirators and Poets (1966).
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The Rebel

When everybody has short hair,
The rebel lets his hair grow long.
When everybody has long hair,
The rebel cuts his hair short.
When everybody talks during the lesson,
The rebel does' n say a word.
When nobody talks during the lesson
The rebel does' n say a word.
When nobody talks during the lesson ,
The rebel creates a disturbance.
When everybody wears a uniform ,
The rebel dresses in fantastic clothes.
When everybody wears fantastic clothes
The rebel dresses soberly.
In the company of dog lovers ,
The rebel expresses a preference for cats.
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