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September 1, 1939: W.H. Auden and the Afterlife of a Poem, eAudiobook MP3 eaudioBook

September 1, 1939: W.H. Auden and the Afterlife of a Poem eAudiobook MP3

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This is a book about a poet, about a poem, about a city, and about a world at a point of change.

More than a work of literary criticism or literary biography, it is a record of why and how we create and respond to great poetry.This is a book about a poet - W.

H. Auden, a wunderkind, a victim-beneficiary of a literary cult of personality who became a scapegoat and a poet-expatriate largely excluded from British literary history because he left.About a poem - 'September 1, 1939', his most famous and celebrated, yet one which he tried to rewrite and disown and which has enjoyed - or been condemned - to a tragic and unexpected afterlife.About a city - New York, an island, an emblem of the Future, magnificent, provisional, seamy, and in 1939 about to emerge as the defining twentieth-century cosmopolis, the capital of the world.And about a world at a point of change - about 1939, and about our own Age of Anxiety, about the aftermath of September 11, when many American newspapers reprinted Auden's poem in its entirety on their editorial pages.

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  • Format: eAudiobook MP3
  • Run-time: 0 hours 0 mins
  • File size: 0MB
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • ISBN: 9780008141059

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