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W. H. Auden

Date of birth : 1907-02-21
Date of death : 1973-09-29
Birthplace : York, North Yorkshire, England
Nationality : English
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-05-18

Wystan Hugh Auden was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content. The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.

Is the subject of books:
W. H. Auden: A Bibliography 1924-1969, 1972, BY: Humphrey Carpenter and Edward Mendelson
W. H. Auden: A Biography, 1981, BY: Humphrey Carpenter
Early Auden, 1981, BY: Edward Mendelson
Later Auden, 1999, BY: Edward Mendelson

Author of books:

Poems (1930, poetry)
Look, Stranger! (1936, poetry)
Spain (1937)
Journey to a War (1939, with Christopher Isherwood)
Another Time (1940, poetry)
The Sea and the Mirror (1944)
For the Time Being (1945)
The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue (1947, poetry)
Collected Shorter Poems, 1930-44 (1950, poetry)
The Shield of Achilles (1955, poetry)
Making, Knowing, and Judging (1956)
Homage to Clio (1960, poetry)
The Dyer's Hand (1962, poetry)
A Certain World: A Commonplace Book (1970)
City without Walls (1970, poetry)
Academic Graffiti (1971)
Thank You, Fog (1973)
Collected Poems (1976, poetry)


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