The Captive Mind - Delta, the Troubadour Summary & Analysis

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Delta was a famous poet in the first half of the twentieth century. He wrote unlike any other poet, due to his problem with alcoholism and would have made a good living if he didn't spend his money on alcohol. Many times he wrote his poems on the spot in coffee-houses for money. In one poem he has the unemployed selling butterflies at a ball. One characteristic of his poetry is that there was no sadness or despair in it, and it had never been political, but in 1937, everything changed when he became intensely nationalistic.

He was recruited into the army as a private when WWII began and captured by the Russians. Delta was turned over to the Germans and spent five years in a POW camp. In 1945, he was freed by British troops and went to France and Brussels where...

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