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Collected Poems

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2003

    Poetry at its Finest

    Auden is a subtle master of formal verse and free verse. His formal pieces read with the ease of free verse, and his free verse is as musical as formal poetry. Auden is also refreshingly humorous at times, unlike many too-serious poets. I don't mean to say that Auden isn't also very serious in many of his poems, but there is a sense of humor in his work that is very enjoyable. This book collects all of his best poems. I advise any fan or newcomer to buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2002

    what a poet!

    This book was outstanding! It had all of Audens best poems , and his poetry is expressive and deep.The thrill i get from reading is prose and poetry is something i never thought i would experience, now that i have i cant put this book down . he has inspired me to write,even if i dont have a tallent like he does.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Highly Recommended for poetry lovers.

    This volume includes all of the poems that Auden wished to have preserved. Included are the revisions that he made to some of his earlier works. The Editor, Edward Mendelson, has written 'A Note on Auden" and a excellent preface to this collection. The poems are chronological in presentation including many of his famous early poems as well as his longer thematic poems.
    A well rounded representation of Auden's body of work that should be on every poetry lover's book shelf for reading and inspiration.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2007

    Reading WHA at 100

    The poetry still speaks / blue streaks / in waves white-capped / by feral fires / sharper than the sun-- / how his quick desires, / brilliant, beautiful and crude, / belie that perplexed attitude / unique in one who makes. / Queer old expatriate / turned New York / literati, now new / centurion, his pen / in his own side / up to the hilt¿no fear / in his deathless eyes, / his purpose clear, / withdraws it, / scrawls his bloody name / upon his age: / his poetry survives / it's iron cage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2006

    No.

    I'm afraid that Auden is way overrated. He is dull,anything but humorous,dry, and his sarcasm is nothing remarkable. He has no emotional depth. Greatly disappointed, I was actually looking foward to reading him when it was required to class. But I was disappointed.

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