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Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh) 1907-1973

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Collected poems by W. H Auden( Book )
67 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,218 WorldCat member 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
Markings by Dag Hammarskjöld( Book )
32 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in English and held by 3,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verse and prose
Selected poems by W. H Auden( Book )
89 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,586 WorldCat member 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
The Oxford book of light verse by W. H Auden( Book )
54 editions published between 1938 and 1980 in English and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dyer's hand, and other essays by W. H Auden( Book )
91 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume, W. H. Auden assembled, edited, and arranged the best of his prose writing, including the famous lectures he delivered as Oxford Professor of Poetry
Collected longer poems by W. H Auden( Book )
49 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's Description: First published in 1968, this companion volume to the Collected Shorter Poems was compiled by W.H. Auden and brings together six of his longer poetic works, published originally between 1930 and 1947. Auden was one of the modern masters of the extended poem, and these works are among his most original achievements, both for their technical virtuosity and for the emotional and intellectual precision with which they anatomized the malaise and turmoil of their age. The volume includes Paid on Both Sides, Letter to Lord Byron, New Year Letter, For the Time Being, The Sea and the Mirror, and The Age of Anxiety
The age of anxiety : a baroque eclogue by W. H Auden( Book )
75 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When it was first published in 1947,The Age of Anxiety- W.H. Auden's last, longest, and most ambitious book-length poem- immediately struck a powerful chord, capturing the imagination of the cultural moment that it diagnosed and named. Beginning as a conversation among four strangers in a barroom on New York's Third Avenue, Auden's analysis of Western culture during the Second World War won the Pulitzer Prize and inspired a symphony by Leonard Bernstein as well as a ballet by Jerome Robbins. Yet reviews of the poem were sharply divided, and today, despite its continuing fame, it is unjustly neglected by readers. This volume - the first annotated, critical edition of the poem- introduces this important work to a new generation of readers by putting it in historical and biographical context and elucidating its difficulties. Alan Jacobs's introduction and thorough annotations help today's readers understand and appreciate the full richness of a poem that contains some of Auden's most powerful and beautiful verse, and that still deserves a central place in the canon of twentieth-century poetry. -- Book Jacket
The portable Greek reader by W. H Auden( Book )
31 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection of representative works of Greek writers, rendered inEnglish by a variety of translators. Includes:Sophocles;Euripides;Plato;Aristotle;Homer;Pindar;Aeschylus;Euclid;Hippocrates;Aesop;etc
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )
87 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands
Forewords and afterwords by W. H Auden( Book )
47 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays illuminate Auden's thoughts on literature, civilization, and human vision
Poets of the English language by W. H Auden( Book )
52 editions published between 1950 and 1979 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thank you, fog; last poems by W. H Auden( Book )
17 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems written from the spring of 1972 until the fall of 1973
Epistle to a godson : and other poems by W. H Auden( Book )
30 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About the house by W. H Auden( Book )
33 editions published between 1946 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About half of these poems are about the rooms in the author's house in Vienna; the others are new poems on various subjects, previously uncollected
The Viking book of aphorisms, a personal selection by W. H Auden( Book )
32 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of pithy sayings dealing with man's ideas. Divided for easy reference into categories such as love, marriage, friendship, religion, science, the arts, and many others
A certain world; a commonplace book by W. H Auden( Book )
33 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poesi og prosa - og meget andet - i udvalg
Poems by W. H Auden( Book )
91 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Auden is just another reminder of his exhilarating lyric power and his understanding of love and longing in all their sacred and profane guises. One of English poetry's great 20th century masters, Poems: Auden is the short collection of an exemplary champion of human wisdom in its encounter with the mysteries of experience
The enchafèd flood; or, The romantic iconography of the sea by W. H Auden( Book )
52 editions published between 1934 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"These lectures were delivered at the University of Virginia ... on March 22-24, 1949"
The shield of Achilles by W. H Auden( Book )
26 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homage to Clio by W. H Auden( Book )
18 editions published between 1955 and 1960 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Auden, H. W. 1907-1973
Auden, W. H.
Auden, W. H. 107-1973
Auden, W.H. 1907-1973
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh)
Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
Auden , Wystan H.
Auden , Wystan Hugh
Auden, Wystan Hugh 1907-1973
Oden, U.
Oden, Ū. 1907-1973
Ūdin, Wīstān 1907-1973
Wystan Hugh Auden
Оден, Уистен Хью 1907-1973
אודן, ויסטן היו 1907-1973
أودين، دابليو. إتش.، 1907-1973
و. هـ. أودن، 1907-1973
オーデン, W. H
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