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Edward Mendelson
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Edward Mendelson is a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. He is the literary executor of W. H. Auden’s estate and the editor of Auden’s complete works. Among his previous books are Early Auden, Later Auden, and editions of novels by Anthony Trollope, George Meredith, Thomas Hardy, H. G. Wells, and Arnold Bennett. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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Collected Poems

Written by W. H. Auden
Edited by Edward Mendelson


Format: Hardcover, 976 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $40.00

Selected by the Contemporary Poetry Review as one of the Best Books of 2007, winning in the category of Book of the Year

To commemorate the centennial of W. H. Auden’s birth, the Modern Library offers this elegant edition of the collected poems of one of the greatest poets of the twentieth... Read more >

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Selected Poems

Written by W. H. Auden
Edited by Edward Mendelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $16.00

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... Read more >

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The Things That Matter
What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say About the Stages of Life
Written by Edward Mendelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $15.95

She felt rather inclined just for a moment to stand still after all that chatter, and pick out one particular thing; the thing that mattered . . .
Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse

An illuminating exploration of how seven of the greatest English novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights, Jane... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Things That Matter
What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say About the Stages of Life
Written by Edward Mendelson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

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