List of contributors; List of abbreviations and textual note; Chronology of Auden's life and works Stan Smith; 1. Introduction Stan Smith; 2. Auden's life and character Richard Davenport-Hines; 3. Auden's England Patrick Deane; 4. Auden in America Nicholas Jenkins; 5. The European Auden Edward Mendelson; 6. Auden's travel writings Tim Youngs; 7. Auden's plays and dramatic writings: theatre, film and opera Christopher Innes; 8. Auden's light and serio-comic verse Stan Smith; 9. Auden's prose Tony Sharpe; 10. Auden's English: language and style Peter Porter; 11. Auden and modern theory John R. Boly; 12. Auden's politics: power, authority and the individual John Lucas; 13. Auden, psychology and society Rod Mengham; 14. Auden: love, sexuality, desire Richard R. Bozorth; 15. Auden and religion Gareth Reeves; 16. Auden's landscapes Paola Marchetti; 17. Auden and ecology Rainer Emig; 18. Auden and influence Ian Sansom; 19. Bibliographic essay and review of Auden studies Nadia Herman Colburn; Index.