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W. H. Auden free pdf The author has restored the early vision of some 30 of his greatest poems, generally considered to be superior to the later versions. Edited by Edward Medelson.

About W H Auden

W. H. Auden (1907-73) was born in York, England, and educated at Oxford. During the 1930s he was the leader of a left-wing literary group that included Christopher Isherwood and Stephen Spender. With Isherwood he wrote three verse plays. He lived in Germany during the early days of Nazism, and was a stretcher-bearer for the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War. Auden's first volume of poetry appeared in 1930. Later volumes include "Spain" (1937), "New Year Letter" (1941), "For the Time Being," a "Christmas Oratorio" (1945), "The Age of Anxiety" (1947- Pulitzer Prize), "Nones" (1951), "The Shield of Achilles" (1955), "Homage to Clio "(1960), "About the House" (1965), "Epistle of a Godson" (1972), and "Thank You, Fog" (1974). His other works include the libretto, with his companion Chester Kallman, for Stravinsky's opera "The Rake's Progress" (1953)- "A Certain World: A Commonplace Book" (1970)- and "The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays" (1968). In 1939 Auden moved to the United States and became a citizen in 1946, and beginning that year taught at a number of American colleges and universities. From 1956 to 1961 he was professor of poetry at Oxford. Subsequently he lived in a number of countries, including Italy and Austria, and in 1971 he returned to England. He was awarded the National Medal for Literature in 1967.

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Author : W H Auden
Publisher : Vintage Books USA
Data Published : 15 May 2007
ISBN : 0307278085
EAN : 9780307278081
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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