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The age of Auden : postwar poetry and the American scene

Author: Aidan Wasley
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wasley shows how [W.H.] Auden's signal role in the work and lives of an entire younger generation of American poets challenges conventional literary histories that place Auden outside the American poetic tradition. In making his case, Wasley pays special attention to three of Auden's most distinguished American inheritors, presenting major new reading of Jame Merrill, John Ashbery, and Adrienne Rich. The result is a  Read more...
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Named Person: W H Auden
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aidan Wasley
ISBN: 9780691136790 0691136793
OCLC Number: 587248981
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.
Description: xix, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Auden in "Atlantis" --
A way of happening: Auden's American presence --
Father of forms: Merrill, Auden, and a fable of influence --
The gay apprentice: Ashbery, Auden, and a portrait of the artist as a young critic --
The old sources: Rich, Auden, and making something happen --
Epilogue: he became his admirers: saying goodbye to Auden.
Responsibility: Aidan Wasley.

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W H Auden's emigration from England to the United States in 1939 marked more than a turning point in his own life and work - it changed the course of American poetry itself. This book deals with  Read more...

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Winner of the 2012 SAMLA Studies Award, South Atlantic Modern Language Association One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011 "Auden's productivity and out-flung array of styles complicate Read more...

 
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