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Written by W. H. AudenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by W. H. Auden
Edited by Edward MendelsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Edward Mendelson

  • Format: Hardcover, 976 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: February 13, 2007
  • Price: $40.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-64350-0 (0-679-64350-8)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

W. H. Auden was born in York, England, in 1907. His first book of poems was published in 1930, followed by a dozen volumes of shorter and longer poems. He collaborated on three plays with Christopher Isherwood and wrote books about his travels to Iceland (with Louis MacNeice) and wartime China (with Christopher Isherwood). In 1939 he settled in New York and became an American citizen in 1946. In collaboration with his companion Chester Kallman, he composed opera libretti for Igor Stravinsky, Hans Werner Henze, and Nicholas Nabokov. In 1972 Auden left his winter home in New York and returned to Oxford. He died in Vienna in 1973.