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An essential addition to any library

  • Mar 2, 1999
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Even if you don't like poetry, you will like these rhymes. They are witty, they are deep, they cover so many aspects of life with their realism and magic. Everyone needs a book of poetry - why not have this one? You won't go wrong.

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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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ISBN-10: 0679731970
ISBN-13: 978-0679731979
Author: W. H. Auden
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Vintage
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