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W. H. Auden : Poems Selected by John Fuller : Poet to Poet - W.H. Auden

W. H. Auden : Poems Selected by John Fuller

Poet to Poet

By: W.H. Auden, James Fenton (Editor), John Fuller (Editor)

Paperback Published: July 2005
ISBN: 9780571226719
Number Of Pages: 112

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W. H. Auden was born in York in 1907. His first full-length collection, Poems, was published by T. S. Eliot at Faber and Faber in 1930.

The many volumes he published thereafter included poetry, plays, essays and libretti, and his ceaseless experimentation, consummate craftsmanship and originality established him as one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. He died in 1973.

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets in literature.

The watershedp. 3
The secret agentp. 4
Taller to-dayp. 5
Shut your eyes and open your mouthp. 6
This lunar beautyp. 7
Argument, part iii (from The orators)p. 8
Epilogue (from The orators)p. 10
Getting dressed (from 'In the year of my youth'; pr. 1978)p. 11
O what is that soundp. 12
A summer nightp. 14
'May with its light behaving'p. 17
The cultural presupposition (from The day beneath the skin)p. 18
On this islandp. 19
'Fish in the unruffled lakes'p. 20
Funeral bluesp. 21
Detective storyp. 22
Spain 1937p. 23
The sphinxp. 27
'Here war is simple like a monument' (In time of war, xvi)p. 28
Musee des Beaux Artsp. 29
Gare du Midip. 30
Refugee bluesp. 31
In memory of W. B. Yeatsp. 33
Epitaph on a tyrantp. 36
'Carry her over the water' (from Paul Bunyan)p. 37
'England to me is my own tongue' (from 'New York letter')p. 38
If I could tell youp. 41
Atlantisp. 42
The lessonp. 45
Miranda's song (the sea and the mirror, II)p. 47
'As yet the young hero's' (from The age of anxiety)p. 48
Prospector's ballad (from The age of anxiety)p. 49
The fall of Romep. 50
In praise of limestonep. 51
Cattivo tempop. 54
Their lonely bettersp. 56
Fleet visitp. 57
Lauds (Horae Canonicae, 7)p. 58
Streams (Bucolics, 7)p. 59
A permanent wayp. 62
The old man's roadp. 63
There will be no peacep. 65
Limbo culturep. 66
Walksp. 67
Dame kindp. 69
Youp. 72
A change of airp. 74
The birth of architecture (thanksgiving for a habitat, I)p. 76
Recitative by deathp. 78
Et in Arcadia egop. 79
Sincep. 81
River profilep. 83
A mosaic for Marianne Moorep. 85
August 1968p. 87
Pseudo-questionsp. 88
The aliensp. 89
Short ode to the cuckoop. 92
Aubadep. 93
Address to the beastsp. 95
No, Plato, nop. 98
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ISBN: 9780571226719
ISBN-10: 057122671X
Series: Poet to Poet
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: July 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.08
Edition Number: 1

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