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The Sea and the Mirror
W. H. Auden
0691113718
Apr 2003
Hardcover
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Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
[R]ead The Sea and the Mirror--you will return to it, as with Auden's other poetry, all your life.

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Michael Dirda Washington Post Book World : [R]ead The Sea and the Mirror--you will return to it, as with Auden's other poetry, all your life.
Mark Ford New York Review of Books : The most brilliant and unsettling of the four long poems Auden composed during his furiously industrious first decade in America.

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February House: The Story of W. H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, and Gypsy Rose Lee, Under One Roof In Wartime America
Sherill Tippins
061841911X
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For a brief period just before the United States entered WWII, 7 Middagh Street, a shabby Brooklyn brownstone, was the unlikely setting for a unique arrangement in bohemian living and a circle that became the talk of fashionable Manhattan. At its center was the flamboyant literary editor George Davis, who, at loose ends after being sacked by Harper's Bazaar, invited several of his talented New York friends to form an art commune. Sharing a chaotic yet convivial life were poet Auden and his compatriot composer friend Britten, who busied themselves with an opera drawing on their developing experience of American life. Also present was the fragile, sherry-sipping Southerner Carson McCullers, who began her novel The Member of the Wedding at 7 Middagh Street, developed a lesbian crush and split with her failed...


Voice of the Poet
W. H. Auden
0739308068
Mar 2004
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Book Review Audiobook Review
W.H. Auden describes the experience of poems read aloud: The formal structure of a poem is not something distinct from its meaning but as intimately bound up with the latter as the body is with the soul. When one reads a poem in a book one grasps the form immediately, but when one listens to a recitation, it is sometimes very difficult to "hear" the structure. Thankfully, the throaty growlings unearthed on this rare audio collection are accompanied by text for each of the 23 selections. The handsome booklet also includes a substantial introduction by editor J.D. McClatchy. Highlights from Voice of the Poet--which is being released along with works by Sylvia Plath and James Merrill--include three sonnets from Auden's judicial "In Time of War," "The Wanderer," the elegy "In Memory of W.B. Yeats,"...


Poems of W.H. Auden
W. H. Auden
0679443673
May 1995
Hardcover
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Book Review
"You can never step in the same Auden twice," wrote the critic Randall Jarrell, alluding both to the etymology of Auden's name--which comes from river--and the rapid transformations of his poetic style. Wystan Hugh Auden began as a cryptic voice of the Thirties, with alluring yet mysterious creations like "The Secret Agent." Next he made himself into the very model of an engagé artist with "Refugee Blues" or "Spain"--explicitly political utterances that the poet later renounced. Finally, Auden shocked his public by moving from England to the United States, where he fulfilled his ambition to become a "minor Atlantic Goethe" (although many would insist on calling him a major one). Early or late, however, the music of Auden's verse is instantly recognizable, and...


The Portable Greek Reader
W. H. Auden
0140150390
Aug 1977
Paperback
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Lectures on Shakespeare (W.H Auden: Critical Editions Series)
W. H. Auden
0691102821
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
After transplanting himself from England to the United States in 1939, W.H. Auden immediately became a kind of academic knight-errant, teaching at five different schools in as many years. Little evidence survives of most of these gigs. But in 1946, Auden gave a course on Shakespeare at Manhattan's New School, and luckily, several of the students attending took maniacally assiduous notes. Now Arthur Kirsch has collated the whole batch--and, one assumes, done some major nip-and-tuck work on this textual nightmare. The result is an insightful, eccentric, and perhaps essential slice of Bardolatry, which tells us as much about Auden as his subject.

Nobody can accuse Auden of parroting the party line on this greatest of English writers. In one of the nuttier moments in the lecture series, in fact, he expressed his distaste for...



The Portable Romantic Poets
Various
0140150528
June 1977
Paperback
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W. H. Auden
Francis Scarfe
0838316913
January 1973
Library Binding
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Book Description
A concise study of W. H. Auden's life and work against the background of his time. The author is especially interested in Auden's attempted synthesis of Marxism, Existentialism, Freudianism and Christianity.


Italian Journey
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
0140442332
Dec 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Containing the letters and diaries that Goethe wrote during his journey to Italy at age thirty-seven, Italian Journey reveals his tremendous range of interests. His writings cover literature, art history and his own struggle to be a painter, various sciences and political events, personal encounters, and the Italian landscape. "In Rome," Goethe wrote, "I first found myself, for the first time I achieved inner harmony...." For Goethe the writer, this temporal and spiritual journey was at the root of his development from Sturm und Drang to classicism, a decisive point in his life and the history of German literature. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable...


W. H. Auden: A Commentary
John Fuller
0691070490
September 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This mammoth, accessible study ties the life of major English poet W.H. Auden to his ideas, and both to his poetry. MendelsonAa Columbia University professor who is also Auden's literary executorApicks up where his Early Auden left off, in 1939, when Auden emigrated to the United States. He sees in Auden two kinds of poetry, which he calls "myth" and "parable." The first stresses the impersonal and the aesthetic; the second, the voluntary and the ethical. Auden's best poems represent or acknowlege both; his weaker work adheres to one or the other. This intriguing interpretive scheme gets necessarily submerged as Mendelson tracks Auden's voluminous output, his life and his rapidly-shifting ideas. Throughout his writing life Auden's deepest beliefs changed frequently, sometimes faster than he could finish the poems...


The Star Thrower
Loren Eiseley
0156849097
Sept 1979
Paperback
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W. H. Auden Encyclopedia
David Garrett Izzo
078641443X
March 2004
Hardcover
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About the Author
Writer, researcher, and teacher David Garrett Izzo is also the author of The Writings of Richard Stern: The Education of an Intellectual Everyman (2002), Christopher Isherwood Encyclopedia (2004) and co-editor of a collection of essays on Stephen Vincent Benét. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.


Play of Daniel
Noah Greenberg
0193851954
Dec 1959
Paperback
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Collected Poems
W. H. Auden
0679731970
April 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
Between 1927 and his death in 1973, W. H. Auden endowed poetry in the English language with a new face.  Or rather, with several faces, since his work ranged from the political to the religious, from the urbane to the pastoral, from the mandarin to the invigoratingly plain-spoken.

This collection presents all the poems Auden wished to preserve, in the texts that received his final approval. It includes the full contents of his previous collected editions along with all the later volumes of his shorter poems. Together, these works display the astonishing range of Auden's voice and the breadth of his concerns, his deep knowledge of the traditions he inherited, and his ability to recast those traditions in modern times.

From the Inside Flap
Between 1927 and his...


The Language of Learning and the Language of Love
Katherine Bucknell
0198122578
Feb 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
The second volume in the highly acclaimed Auden Studies series, The Language of Learning and the Language of Love considers Auden primarily during the first decade of his literary career as a public figure as well as private man. It includes previously unpublished poems, prose, and letters by
Auden--each with a scholarly introduction and full annotation--which reveal how the well-known poet, teacher, dramatist, and sage battled with his literary ancestors, experienced love, and devised a rhetoric to express both homosexual feelings and artistic impulses.
Contributions to this volume include poems, songs, and a piece of early travel writing introduced by Auden's new biographer, the historian Richard Davenport-Hines. Lyrics offered to Benjamin Britten as cabaret songs are presented by Donald Mitchell, Philip...


W. H. Auden
Stan Smith
0746307365
January 1997
Paperback
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Auden Studies Vol 1
W. H. Auden
0198129645
Dec 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first volume in a new series on the work of poet W.H. Auden. It includes a large amount of unpublished material by Auden, notably six poems written in German in the early 1930s, translated by the poet and David Constantine, and the complete version of his important early essay,
"Writing," with a new foreword by its original editor, Naomi Mitchinson. Substantial selections from Auden's letters to Stephen Spender, E.R. Dodds, and Mrs. Dodds are presented with full annotation. Including essays about Auden, his mentors, and contemporaries by leading scholars in the field, and
advice on collecting Auden's works, Auden Studies is indispensable for students, bibliophiles, and general readers interested in the great poet and his fellow writers.


Auden and Christianity
Arthur Kirsch
0300108141
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kirsch contributes greatly to our understanding of 20th-century poet W.H. Auden by giving careful consideration to the ways theology and faith informed his work. One of the best elements is the book's close analysis of many of Auden's major poems, including short ones like "Musée des Beaux Arts" and "New Year Letter," as well as longer works such as "For the Time Being" and "Horae Canonicae." The reader is treated to long snippets of Auden's poetry, along with Kirsch's helpful analysis of the poet's evolving theological vision. Kirsch teases out themes and some ironies in Auden's more religious poetry, such as his insistence on the importance of the body in worship when he, as a homosexual man, remained ambivalent about whether his own body was sinful. (Oct. 11) Copyright © Reed Business...


W. H. Auden: Contexts for Poetry
Peter Edgerly Edgerly Firchow
0874137667
May 2002
Hardcover
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In Solitude, for Company
W. H. Auden
0198182945
Feb 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The third volume of Auden Studies focuses on the later career of this major poet and intellectual, and includes a great deal of previously unpublished prose by him, as well as a selection from his letters. The writings demonstrate the scope of his intellect, which ranged easily from
psychoanalysis to theology, archaeology to politics. Each piece is annotated and introduced by an Auden specialist, several of whom also contribute to a symposium, included here, on Auden's great poem "In Praise of Limestone."

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