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Cambridge Companions to Literature : The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden - Stan Smith

Cambridge Companions to Literature

The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden

By: Stan Smith (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th February 2005
ISBN: 9780521829625
Number Of Pages: 288

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This volume brings together specially commissioned essays by some of the world's leading experts on the life and work of W. H. Auden, one of the major English-speaking poets of the twentieth century. The volume's contributors include a prize-winning poet, Auden's literary executor and editor, and his most recent, widely acclaimed biographer. It offers fresh perspectives on his work from new and established Auden critics, alongside specialists from such diverse fields as drama, ecological and travel studies. It provides scholars, students and general readers with a comprehensive and authoritative account of Auden's life and works in clear and accessible English. Besides providing authoritative accounts of the key moments and dominant themes of his poetic development, the Companion examines his language, style and formal innovation, his prose and critical writing and his ideas about sexuality, religion, psychoanalysis, politics, landscape, ecology, and globalisation. It also contains a comprehensive bibliography of writings about Auden.

'For any student of Auden's writings or anyone interested in him as a man, this collection will prove essential reading.' Contemporary Review '... the book should be on the shelves of all libraries collecting in the areas of Anglo-American relations, literature, drama, and 20th century social and political history.' Reference Reviews

List of contributors
List of abbreviations and textual note
Chronology of Auden's life and works
Introduction
Auden's life and character
Auden's England
Auden in America
The European Auden
Auden's travel writings
Auden's plays and dramatic writings: theatre, film and opera
Auden's light and serio-comic verse
Auden's prose
Auden's English: language and style
Auden and modern theory
Auden's politics: power, authority and the individual
Auden, psychology and society
Auden: love, sexuality, desire
Auden and religion
Auden's landscapes
Auden and ecology
Auden and influence
Bibliographic essay and review of Auden studies
Index
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ISBN: 9780521829625
ISBN-10: 0521829623
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 7th February 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.59