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Selected poems

Author: W H Auden; Edward Mendelson
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded edView all editions and formats
Summary:
This edition presents the original versions of many poems, which Auden revised to conform to his evolving political and literary attitudes later in his career. In this volume, Edward Mendelson has restored the early versions of some thirty poems generally considered to be superior to the later versions, allowing the reader to see the entire range of Auden's work. Selected and edited by Edward Mendelson.
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Genre/Form: American poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W H Auden; Edward Mendelson
ISBN: 9780307278081 0307278085
OCLC Number: 82550695
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxx, 344 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Who stands, the crux left of the watershed --
From the very first coming down --
Control of the passes was, he saw, the key --
Taller to-day, we remember similar evenings --
Watch any day his nonchalant pauses, see --
Will you turn a deaf ear --
Sir, no man's enemy, forgiving all --
It was Easter as I walked in the public gardens --
Since you are going to begin to-day --
Consider this and in our time --
This lunar beauty --
To ask the hard question is simple --
Doom is dark and deeper than any sea-dingle --
What's in your mind, my dove, my coney --
"O where are you going?" said reader to rider --
Though aware of our rank and alert to obey orders --
O Love, the interest itself in thoughtless Heaven --
O what is that sound which so thrills the ear --
Hearing of harvests rotting in the valleys --
Out on the lawn I lie in bed --
A shilling life will give you all the facts --
Our hunting fathers told the story --
Easily, my dear, you move, easily your head --
The Summer holds: upon its glittering lake --
Now through night's caressing grip --
O for doors to be open and an invite with gilded edges --
Look, stranger, at this island now --
Now the leaves are falling fast --
Underneath the abject willow --
Dear, though the night is gone --
Fish in the unruffled lakes --
Casino --
Funeral Blues --
Journey to Iceland --
"O who can ever gaze his fill" --
Lay your sleeping head, my love --
Spain --
Johnny --
Orpheus --
Miss Gee --
Wrapped in a yielding air, beside --
Dover --
As I walked out one evening --
Oxford --
O tell me the truth about love --
In time of war --
The Capital --
Musee des Beaux Arts --
Epitaph on a tyrant --
In memory of W.B. Yeats --
Refugee blues --
The unknown citizen --
Calypso --
September 1, 1939 --
Law, say the gardeners, is the sun --
In memory of Sigmund Freud --
Eyes look into the well --
Lady, weeping at the crossroads --
Song for St. Cecilia's Day --
The quest --
But I can't --
In sickness and in health --
Leap before you look --
Jumbled in the common box --
Atlantis --
At the grave of Henry James --
Mundus et Infans --
The lesson --
The sea and the mirror --
Noon --
Lament for a lawgiver --
Under which lyre --
The fall of Rome --
In praise of limestone --
A household --
Song --
A walk after dark --
Memorial for the city --
Under Sirius --
Their lonely betters --
Nocturne I --
Fleet visit --
The shield of Achilles --
The willow-wren and the stare --
Epitaph for the Unknown Soldier --
Nocturne II --
Bucolics --
Horae Canonicae --
Homage to Clio --
The Old Man's Road --
The song --
First things first --
The more loving one --
Friday's child --
Good-bye to the Mezzogiorno --
Dame kind --
You --
A change for air --
After reading a Child's Guide to Modern Physics --
On the circuit --
Et in Arcadia Ego --
Thanksgiving for a Habitat --
Epithalamium --
Amor Loci --
Profile --
Fairground --
River profile --
Prologue at sixty --
Forty years on --
Ode to Terminus --
August 1968 --
A New Year greeting --
Moon landing --
Old People's Home --
Talking to myself --
A shock --
A lullaby --
Aubade --
A Thanksgiving --
Archaeology.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: W.H. Auden ; edited by Edward Mendelson.

Abstract:

This edition presents the original versions of many poems, which Auden revised to conform to his evolving political and literary attitudes later in his career. In this volume, Edward Mendelson has restored the early versions of some thirty poems generally considered to be superior to the later versions, allowing the reader to see the entire range of Auden's work. Selected and edited by Edward Mendelson.

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