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Forewords and Afterwords
     

Forewords and Afterwords

by W. H. Auden
 

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The essays in this collection were written as reviews, mainly for The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, on books by or about Alexander Pope, Vincent van Gogh, Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, and A. E. Housman, or as introductions to editions of the classical Greek writers, the Protestant mystics, Shakespeare, Goethe, Kierkegaard,

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The essays in this collection were written as reviews, mainly for The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, on books by or about Alexander Pope, Vincent van Gogh, Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, and A. E. Housman, or as introductions to editions of the classical Greek writers, the Protestant mystics, Shakespeare, Goethe, Kierkegaard, Tennyson, Grimm and Andersen, Poe, G. K. Chesterton, Paul Valéry, and others.  Throughout, these prose pieces reveal the same wit and intelligence—as well as the vision—that sparked the brilliance of Auden's poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679724858
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1990
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,385,511
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.12(d)

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