- Paperback: 48 pages
- Publisher: Faber and Faber; New Ed edition (2 Feb. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571195938
- ISBN-13: 978-0571195930
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 0.5 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 990,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Tell Me the Truth About Love Paperback – 2 Feb 1998
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This is a collection of 15 love poems and cabaret songs written in the 1930s by W.H. Auden, including "Funeral Blues", which featured in the film "Four Weddings and a Funeral".
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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It was like tasting one single perfect cocktail snack then being left begging for more. Breathtaking in simplicity, tearjerking for the same reasons.... a gentle knife slicing the skin off one's hardened old heart again.
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