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  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (4 Mar. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571221440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571221448
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 5 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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The collected poems of W. H. Auden - edited by Edward Mendelson - gathers together one of the most important bodies of work that twentieth century English poetry has to offer.

About the Author

W. H. Auden was born in York in 1907 and brought up in Birmingham. His first book, Poems, was published by T. S. Eliot at Faber in 1930. He went to Spain during the civil war, to Iceland (with Louis MacNeice) and later travelled to China. In 1939 he and Christopher Isherwood left for America, where Auden spent the next fifteen years lecturing, reviewing, writing poetry and opera librettos, and editing anthologies. He became an American citizen in 1946, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1948. In 1956 he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford, and a year later went to live in Kirchstetten in Austria, after spending several summers on Ischia. He died in Vienna in 1973.


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Much of this collection is based on his later works. I think his earlier works were more raw and showed his development towards the author he became.
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This edition brings together many of Auden's poems spanning nearly 4 decades and is a very good introduction to the work of a thoughtful poet who I think was at his peak in the 30's and 40's.
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