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The complete works of W.H. Auden. Vol. II, Prose, 1939-1948

Author: W H Auden; Edward Mendelson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2002.
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"W. H. Auden's first ten years in the United States were marked by rapid and extensive change in his life and thought. He became an American citizen, fell in love with Chester Kallman, and began to reflect on American culture and to explore the ideas of Reinhold Niebuhr and other Protestant theologians. This volume contains every piece of prose that Auden wrote during these years, including essays and reviews he  Read more...
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Named Person: W H Auden
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W H Auden; Edward Mendelson
ISBN: 0691089353 9780691089355
OCLC Number: 49880140
Description: xxxiv, 556 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Public v. the Late Mr William Butler Yeats --
A Great Democrat --
Whitman and Arnold --
Christian on the Left --
Effective Democracy --
How Not to Be a Genius --
Young British Writers --
On the Way Up / W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood --
Rilke in English --
Democracy Is Hard --
The Dyer's Hand --
Heretics --
Louis MacNeice --
Inside China --
Jacob and the Angel --
Poet and Politician --
A Literary Transference --
The Icon and the Portrait --
Tradition and Value --
Against Romanticism --
The Double Focus: Sandburg's Lincoln --
Empirics for the Million --
A Review of How to Read a Book / Mortimer J. Adler --
Yeats: Master of Diction --
Romantic or Free? --
"What Is Culture?" --
Poet in Wartime --
Open Letter to Knut Hamsun --
Mimesis and Allegory --
Who Shall Plan the Planners? --
Criticism in a Mass Society --
A Note on Order --
Symposium [on the role of intellectuals in political affairs] --
Where Are We Now? --
Tract for the Times --
The Wandering Jew --
All about Ida --
James Joyce and Richard Wagner --
Yale Daily News Banquet Address --
A Review of Open House / Theodore Roethke --
The Masses Defined --
Opera on an American Legend --
The Means of Grace --
Ambiguous Answers --
Eros and Agape --
A Grammar of Assent --
Last Words --
La Trahison d'un Clerc --
W. H. Auden Speaks of Poetry and Total War --
The Rewards of Patience --
The Fabian Figaro --
Lecture Notes [I] --
Lecture Notes [II] --
Lecture Notes [III] --
Lecture Notes [IV] --
Lecture Notes [V] --
An Unbiased Biography of Yeats and His World --
Vocation and Society --
Auden Calls "Nights" Fun but Not Art --
Purely Subjective --
The Poet of the Encirclement --
Introduction to A Selection from the Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
Student Government --
or Bombs? --
A Preface to Kierkegaard --
A Knight of the Infinite --
In Poor Shape --
Children of Abraham --
Augustus to Augustine --
William Shakespeare, in a Wartime Format --
Beauty Is Everlasting --
The Giving of Thanks --
Agee on Films --
In Praise of the Brothers Grimm --
Henry James and the Dedicated --
Fogborn Bellow, Sly Bitchery, Spark Shakespeare's Worst Play --
Foreword to The Flower of Grass / Emile Cammaerts --
Mr Welch --
A Toast --
Concerning the Village of Gschaid, and Its Mountain --
The Day-by-Day Jottings of Piotr Tchaikovsky --
The Christian Tragic Hero --
The Guilty Vicarage --
Introduction to The American Scene / Henry James --
K's Quest --
As Hateful Ares Bids --
Mozart and the Middlebrow --
Red Lizards and White Stallions --
Foreword to Poems / Joan Murray --
Address on Henry James --
Introduction to Slick but Not Streamlined / John Betjeman --
Introduction to Intimate Journals / Charles Baudelaire --
Old Formulae in a New Light --
Some Notes on D. H. Lawrence --
The Essence of Dante --
The Mythical Sex --
Foreword to A Beginning / Robert Horan --
I Like It Cold --
Mystic --
and Prophet --
Squares and Oblongs --
Philosophy with Courage and Imagination --
Introduction to The Portable Greek Reader --
The Ironic Hero --
Yeats as an Example --
Introduction to Tales of Grimm and Andersen --
The Poet's Life --
and His Work --
Opera Addict --
Foreword to The Grasshopper's Man / Rosalie Moore --
App. I. "The Prolific and the Devourer" --
App. II. Auden as Anthologist and Editor --
App. III. Courses, Syllabi, Examinations, and a Curriculum --
App. IV. Reported Lectures --
App. V. Endorsements, a Commissioned Text, and a List --
App. VI. Auden on the Air --
App. VII. Lost and Unwritten Work --
Essays and Reviews, 1939-1948.
Other Titles: Works.
Prose, 1939-1948
Responsibility: edited by Edward Mendelson.

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W H Auden's first ten years in the United States were marked by rapid and extensive change in his life and thought. He became an American citizen, fell in love with Chester Kallman, and began to  Read more...

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"For anyone interested in 'early Auden' this book is indispensable."--Bernard Knox, New York Review of Books "We need Auden again, sacred and profane. As the New Age lunges into the volcano, we could Read more...

 
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