- Paperback: 954 pages
- Publisher: Faber and Faber; New ed of 2 Revised ed edition (18 July 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571142265
- ISBN-13: 978-0571142262
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 5.3 x 20.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 537,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Collected Poems Paperback – 18 Jul 1994
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This collection of the poems of W.H. Auden includes three poems referred to by Auden as "posthumous poems", and others that he omitted from the "Collected Shorter Poems" of 1966, printed here in revised versions found among his papers.
About the Author
W. H. Auden was born in York in 1907, and 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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The hardcover edition is a treasure and quite easy to manage considering the book is 900+ pages.