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Auden, Wystan H.

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Works: 173 works in 229 publications in 2 languages and 344 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama 
Roles: Librettist, Editor, Performer, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PR6001.U4, 821.912
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Publications about Wystan H Auden
Publications by Wystan H Auden
Most widely held works about Wystan H Auden
 
Most widely held works by Wystan H Auden
W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman : libretti and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1939-1973 by W. H Auden( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
"W. H. Auden called opera the "last refuge of the High Style," and considered it the one art in which the grand manner survived the ironic levelings of modernity. He began writing libretti soon after he arrived in America in 1939 and abandoned his earlier attempts to write public, political drama. Opera gave him the opportunity to rise to the high style in public, not in an attempt to elevate his own status as a poet, but in service of the heroic voice of the singers. These works present their mythical actions with a direct intensity unlike anything in even his greatest poems. In this volume of Auden and Chester Kallman's libretti, extensive historical and textual notes trace the history of the production and revision of the works and provide full texts of early scenarios, as well as abandoned and rewritten scenes." "Almost all the works included here were previously published in incomplete and often inaccessible editions - or were never published at all. The book prints for the first time the full text of Paul Bunyan, Auden's first libretto, which he wrote for music by Benjamin Britten. It also includes Auden and Kallman's The Rake's Progress, written for Igor Stravinsky, and Delia, written for Stravinsky but never set to music. The work continues with Auden and Kallman's two libretti written for music by Hans Werner Henze, Elegy for Young Lovers and The Bassarids, and their adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost, composed by Nicolas Nabokov. It also contains their translation of The Magic Flute, with its scenes reordered for greater dramatic coherence and added dialogue for sharper mythical significance, and their antimasque, The Entertainment of the Senses, for music by John Gardner."
Liebesgedichte : Englisch und Deutsch by Elizabeth Barrett Browning( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Prose and travel books in prose and verse by W. H Auden( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Moralitäten : drei szenische Spiele by Hans Werner Henze( score )
2 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in No Linguistic Content and German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The ascent of F6; a tragedy in two acts by W. H Auden( Book )
5 editions published between 1949 and 1986 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Prose and travel books in prose and verse by W. H Auden( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Selected poems by W. H Auden( Book )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Restores the original versions of poems that Auden had at one time revised and replaced to bring his earlier works more in line with his later beliefs
In solitude, for company : W. H. Auden after 1940 by Wystan H Auden( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Collected poems by W. H Auden( Book )
4 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Contains all the poems that W.H. Auden wished to preserve including three poems printed for the first time and four poems he previously rejected
Elegy for young lovers : opera in three acts by Hans Werner Henze( score )
2 editions published in 1961 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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Making, knowing and judging : An inaugural lecture delivered before the Univ. of Oxford on 11.6.1956 by Wystan H Auden( Book )
2 editions published between 1956 and 1960 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
When you're feeling like expressing your affection by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Die Bassariden; Opera seria mit Intermezzo in einem Akt nach den Bacchanten des Euripides by Hans Werner Henze( Book )
2 editions published in 1966 in German and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Poets of the English language by W. H Auden( Book )
2 editions published between 1950 and 1979 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The American scene : Together with three essays from portraits of places. With an introd. by Henry James( Book )
1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The ascent of F.6 and On the frontier by W. H Auden( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Collected shorter poems, 1927-1957 by W. H Auden( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
From the Foreword: "In 1944, when I first assembled my shorter pieces, I arranged them in the alphabetical order of their first lines. This may have been a silly thing to do, but I had a reason. At the age of thirty-seven I was still too young to have any sure sense of the direction in which I was moving, and I did not wish critics to waste their time, and mislead readers, making guesses about it which would almost certainly turn out to be wrong. To-day, nearing sixty, I believe that I know myself and my poetic intentions better and, if anybody wants to look at my writings from an historical perspective, I have no objection. Consequently, though I have sometimes shuffled poems so as to bring together those related by theme or genre, in the main their order is chronological."--W.H.A
Des Färbers hand : und andere Essays by W. H Auden( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
W.H. Auden reads a selection of his poems by W. H Auden( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Prose and travel books in prose and verse by W. H Auden( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Volume 1. This book contains all the essays and reviews that W. H. Auden wrote during the years when he was living in England, and also includes the full original versions of his two illustrated travel books, Letters from Iceland (written in collaboration with Louis MacNeice) and Journey to a War (written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood). Auden's early prose ranges from extravagant indiscreet travel diaries through sharply observed critiques of writers from John Skelton to Winston Churchill. It includes studies of communism and Christianity; audaciously wide-ranging essays on literature, psychology, and politics; and writings about gossip, sex, prisons, and schools. Volume 2. 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 published under a pseudonym. Most have never been reprinted in any form since their initial publication in such magazines and newspapers as the Nation, the New Republic, Common Sense, Vogue, and the New York Times
 
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English (32)
German (4)
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