Collected Poems

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Vintage International, Vintage Books, 1991 - 926 pagine
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.
 

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An incredible collection of poetry. Auden, from the start, demonstrates talent, skill, and acuity and varies the subject matter, content, style, and composition to ensure that one is never bored with ... Leggi recensione completa

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The man may have had his problems, but he was a brilliant poet. Leggi recensione completa

Sommario

The Letter
29
On Sunday Walks
51
Uncle Henry
60
The Witnesses
75
PART IV
104
A Summer Night
117
Walked Out One Evening
133
James Honeyman
162
Memorial for the City
591
The Managers
603
The History of Truth 61
613
PART XI
647
PART xII
657
Dame Kind
667
Iceland Revisited
727
Bestiaries Are Out
739

The Capital
177
Epitaph on a Tyrant
183
In Memory of W B Yeats
247
The Prophets
255
In Memory of Sigmund Freud
273
Lady Weeping at the Crossroads
279
Diaspora 3
300
PART W II
347
PART VIII
360
In Praise of Limestone
540
An Island Cemetery 5
551
Three Occasional Poems
577
Their Lonely Betters
583
Amor Loci
779
Rois Fainéants
802
Six Commissioned Texts
811
A New Year Greeting
837
Doggerel by a Senior Citizen
851
Old Peoples Home
860
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875
Thank You Fog
886
Titles of Poems Excluded from this Edition
901
THE SEA AND THE MIRROR 19421944 4o I
905
Index of First Lines
917
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Informazioni sull'autore (1991)

W. H. Auden was born in York, England, in 1907. His first book of poems was published in 1930, followed by a dozen volumes of shorter and longer poems. He collaborated on three plays with Christopher Isherwood and wrote books about his travels to Iceland (with Louis MacNeice) and wartime China (with Christopher Isherwood). In 1939 he settled in New York and became an American citizen in 1946. In collaboration with his companion Chester Kallman, he composed opera libretti for Igor Stravinsky, Hans Werner Henze, and Nicholas Nabokov. In 1972 Auden left his winter home in New York and returned to Oxford. He died in Vienna in 1973.

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