This study reads Auden's poetry and plays through the shifts from modernism to postmodernism.
It analyses the experiments in Auden's writings for their engagement with crucial contemporary problems: that of the individual in relation to others, loved ones, community, society, but also transcendental truths.
It shows that rather than providing firm answers, Auden's poetry emphasises the absence of certainties.
Yet far from becoming nihilistic, it generates hope, affection, and most importantly an ethical challenge of responsibility out of its discoveries.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 237 pages, X, 237 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave USA
- Publication Date: 28/10/1999
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780312221386
- Hardback from £93.85