- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (21 Oct. 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571178987
- ISBN-13: 978-0571178988
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.4 x 20 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 685,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
As I Walked Out One Evening: Songs, Ballads, Lullabies, Limericks, and Other Light Verse Paperback – 21 Oct 1996
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As I Walked Out One Evening by W. H. Auden contains the songs, ballads, lullabies, limericks, and other light verse by the formal master of twentieth-century English poetry.
A collection of W.H. Auden's light verse, assembled by his literary executor.See all Product description
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under his belt and refashion it: and it's true. The refashioning also shows a tirelessly
innovative poet in his own right: always looking for new syllable/rhyme/verse schemes.
If you want to put yourself through the mill re. the English language,
then imitate (and take off from) this little book. It's amusing, poignant
and only occasionally modernist-opaque. 'Worth every penny, henny.'
On the whole, however, there is also much that is so cynical and locked in its particular time that it says nothing much to anyone not - or so I imagine - an intimate of Auden's poetical circle. I wanted something a little more universal, but perhaps I have to read the more obscure and serious poems for that? He's quite a daunting poet in any case - such sinewy power resides in some of these squibby pieces that it's like looking for gold in a pan of river shale. Here's a gleam of wit, there a sudden piercing dart that lights the whole in a shock of understanding. But too much of this poetry is like an exquisite gift wrapped in dirty newspaper.
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