W. H. Auden, Paperback Book
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W. H. Auden was born in York in 1907. His first full-length collection, Poems, was published by T.

S. Eliot at Faber and Faber in 1930. The many volumes he published thereafter included poetry, plays, essays and libretti, and his ceaseless experimentation, consummate craftsmanship and originality established him as one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.

He died in 1973.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780571226719

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My first longer contact with Auden's work, a short selection which includes one or two poems from each year of his work, so I thought it would be a good introduction, which it is. I have somewhat enjoyed the poems, but they partly had me lost, especially in cases where I was looking for meanings in something which was simply beautiful words. Poetry, being an essence of thought, is sometimes difficult to understand, but in Auden 's case one also gets enjoyment in their form. With time, I suppose, one gains more experience and the feel for the poems and can enjoy his work even more.