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|Named Person:||W H Auden; W H Auden; Wystan Hugh Auden; Wystan Hugh Auden|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
W H Auden; Katherine Bucknell; Nicholas Jenkins
|Description:||xii, 338 p. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Vocation and Society (1943) --
Introduction / Nicholas Jenkins. Lecture / W. H. Auden --
Some Letters from Auden to James and Tania Stern --
Introduction - 'Selves, Joined in Friendship' / Nicholas Jenkins --
Letters / W. H. Auden --
The Fall of Rome (1966) --
Introduction / G. W. Bowersock --
Essay / W. H. Auden --
Phantasy and Reality in Poetry (1971) --
Introduction - 'Freud's Not Quite O.K.' / Katherine Bucknell --
Lecture / W. H. Auden --
Appendix: Auden's Nursery Library --
Auden in Kirchstetten / Stella Musulin --
Appendix 1: Neulengbach Speech / W. H. Auden --
Appendix 2: Letter to the Austrian Tax Authorities / W. H. Auden --
'For the Time Being': A Relocation of the Poet / Alfred Corn --
'In Praise of Limestone': A Symposium / Edward Upward, Michael Wood, Edna Longley, David Bromwich and Lawrence Lipking --
'Flouting Papa': Randall Jarrell and W. H. Auden / Ian Sansom --
Appendix: Jarrell's Articles on Auden.
|Series Title:||Auden studies, 3.|
|Responsibility:||W.H. Auden ; edited by Katherine Bucknell and Nicholas Jenkins.|
'In Solitude, for Company' contains two hitherto unpublished lectures. The first of these, introduced by Nicholas Jenkins, is on the theme of vocation. It was delivered during the war years, when Auden, newly arrived in the United States, was redefining his sense of his own vocation. The second lecture, given near the end of his life, discusses the work of Sigmund Freud. Katherine Bucknell sets this lecture in context with a full examination of Auden's intensely ambivalent attitude to Freud. The classicist G. W. Bowersock introduces the text of Auden's unpublished 1966 essay on 'The Fall of Rome' in which Auden draws a powerful series of parallels between the end of Roman civilization and the decline of our own society. Also included is a generous and fully-annotated selection of Auden's correspondence with his close friends James and Tania Stern which reveals much new and important biographical information.
Edward Mendelson's further supplement to the Auden Bibliography provides a complete listing of all Auden's published letters; an Austrian friend recalls Auden's final years in Kirchstetten; and a group of distinguished literary critics, including David Bromwich, Lawrence Lipking, Edna Longley, and Michael Wood, together with the communist novelist Edward Upward, comment on one of this century's most famous poems, 'In Praise of Limestone'.
- Auden, W. H. -- (Wystan Hugh), -- 1907-1973 -- Correspondence.
- Auden, W. H. -- (Wystan Hugh), -- 1907-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Poets, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
- Auden, Wystan Hugh -- (1907-1973) -- Critique et interprétation.
- Auden, Wystan Hugh -- (1907-1973) -- Correspondance.
- Auden -- W. H. -- Wystan Hugh -- 1907-1973 -- Correspondence
- Auden -- W. H. -- Wystan Hugh -- 1907-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation
- Auden, W. H. -- Correspondence
- Auden, W. H. -- Criticism and interpretation
- Poets, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence
- Poets, English -- Correspondence -- 20th century