- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Faber and Faber (3 April 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571203485
- ISBN-13: 978-0571203482
- Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.9 x 17.8 cm
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W.H. Auden Poems Selected by John Fuller Paperback – 3 Apr 2000
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In this series, a contemporary poet advocates a poet of the past or present whom they have particularly admired. By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express, the selectors offer intriguing insight into their own work.
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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