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W. H. Auden

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W.H. Auden was born in 1907 and went to Oxford University, where he became Professor of Poetry from 1956 to 1960. After the publication of his Poems in 1930, he became the acknowledged leader of the 'thirties poets'. His poetic output was prolific, and he also wrote verse plays in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, with whom he visited china. In 1946 he became a U.S. citizen. He died in 1973.

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As I Walked Out One Evening
Songs, Ballads, Lullabies, Limericks, and Other Light Verse
Written by W. H. Auden


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 1995
Price: $15.00

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Auden: Poems

Written by W. H. Auden


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 10, 1995
Price: $14.95

This Everyman's Library Pocket Poets edition is just another reminder of Auden's exhilarating lyric power and his understanding of love and longing in all their sacred and profane guises. One of English poetry's great 20th century masters, Poems: Auden is the short collection of an exemplary champion of human wisdom in... Read more >

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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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Collected Poems: Auden

Written by W. H. Auden


Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 1991
Price: $26.00

This collection presents all the poems Auden wished to preserve, in the texts that received his final approval. It includes the full contents of his previous collected editions along with all the later volumes of his shorter poems. Together, these works display the astonishing range of Auden's voice and the breadth... Read more >

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The Dyer's Hand

Written by W. H. Auden


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 1990
Price: $21.00

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Forewords and Afterwords

Written by W. H. Auden


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 1990
Price: $20.00

The essays in this collection were written as reviews, mainly for The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, on books by or about Alexander Pope, Vincent van Gogh, Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, and A. E. Housman, or as introductions to editions of the classical Greek writers... 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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Markings

Written by Dag Hammarskjold
Preface by Jimmy Carter
Translated by W. H. Auden and L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $15.95

Universally known and admired as a peacemaker, Dag Hammarskjöld concealed a remarkable intense inner life which he recorded over several decades in this journal of poems and spiritual meditations, left to be published after his death. A dramatic account of spiritual struggle, Markings has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers since... Read more >
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