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Selected Poems : Vintage International - W. H. Auden

Selected Poems

Vintage International

Paperback

Published: 13th February 2007
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This significantly expanded edition of W. H. Auden's "Selected Poems "adds twenty poems to the hundred in the original edition, broadening its focus to better reflect the enormous wealth of form, rhetoric, tone, and content in Auden's work. Newly included are such favorites as "Funeral Blues" and other works that represent Auden's lighter, comic side, giving a fuller picture of the range of his genius. Also new are brief notes explaining references that may have become obscure to younger generations of readers and a revised introduction that draws on recent additions to knowledge about Auden.
As in the original edition, the new "Selected Poems "makes available the preferred original versions of some thirty poems that Auden revised later in life, making it the best source for enjoying the many facets of Auden's art in one volume.

Note to the Expanded Editionxiii
Introductionxv
Who stands, the crux left of the watershed
From the very first coming down
Control of the passes was, he saw, the key
Taller to-day, we remember similar evenings
Watch any day his nonchalant pauses, see
Will you turn a deaf ear
Sir, no man’s enemy, forgiving all
It was Easter as I walked in the public gardens
Since you are going to begin to-day
Consider this and in our time
This lunar beauty
To ask the hard question is simple
Doom is dark and deeper than any sea-dingle
What’s in your mind, my dove, my coney
“O where are you going?” said reader to rider
Though aware of our rank and alert to obey orders
O Love, the interest itself in thoughtless Heaven
O what is that sound which so thrills the ear
Hearing of harvests rotting in the valleys
Out on the lawn I lie in bed
A shilling life will give you all the facts
Our hunting fathers told the story
Easily, my dear, you move, easily your head
The Summer holds: upon its glittering lake
Now through night’s caressing grip
O for doors to be open and an invite with gilded edges
Look, stranger, at this island now
Now the leaves are falling fast
Underneath the abject willow
Dear, though the night is gone
Fish in the unruffled lakes
Casino
Funeral Blues
Journey to Iceland
“O who can ever gaze his fill”
Lay your sleeping head, my love
Spain
Johnny
Orpheus
Miss Gee
Wrapped in a yielding air, beside
Dover
As I walked out one evening
Oxford
O Tell Me the Truth About Love
In Time of War
The Capital
MuseƩ des Beaux Arts
Epitaph on a Tyrant
In Memory of W. B. Yeats
Refugee Blues
The Unknown Citizen
Calypso
September 1, 1939
Law, say the gardeners, is the sun
In Memory of Sigmund Freud
Eyes look into the well
Lady, weeping at the crossroads
Song for St. Cecilia’s Day
The Quest
But I Can’t
In Sickness and in Health
Leap Before You Look
Jumbled in the common box
Atlantis
At the Grave of Henry James
Mundus et Infans
The Lesson
The Sea and the Mirror
Noon
Lament for a Lawgiver
Under Which Lyre
The Fall of Rome
In Praise of Limestone
A Household
Song
A Walk After Dark
Memorial for the City
Under Sirius
Their Lonely Betters
Nocturne I
Fleet Visit
The Shield of Achilles
The Willow-Wren and the Stare
Epitaph for the Unknown Soldier
Nocturne II
Bucolics
Horae Canonicae
Homage to Clio
The Old Man’s Road
The Song
First Things First
The More Loving One
Friday’s Child
Good-bye to the Mezzogiorno
Dame Kind
You
A Change of Air
After Reading a Child’s Guide to Modern Physics
On the Circuit
Et in Arcadia Ego
Thanksgiving for a Habitat
Epithalamium
Amor Loci
Profile
Fairground
River Profile
Prologue at Sixty
Forty Years On
Ode to Terminus
August 1968
A New Year Greeting
Moon Landing
Old People’s Home
Talking to Myself
A Shock
A Lullaby
Aubade
A Thanksgiving
Archaeology 3
A Note on the Text Explanatory
Notes
Index of Titles and First Lines
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780307278081
ISBN-10: 0307278085
Series: Vintage International
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 13th February 2007
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1