In Solitude, for Company: W. H. Auden after 1940 - Unpublished Prose and Recent Criticism / Edition 1

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The third volume of Auden Studies focuses on the later career of this major poet and intellectual, and includes a great deal of previously unpublished prose by him, as well as a selection from his letters. The writings demonstrate the scope of his intellect, which ranged easily from psychoanalysis to theology, archaeology to politics. Each piece is annotated and introduced by an Auden specialist, several of whom also contribute to a symposium, included here, on Auden's great poem "In Praise of Limestone."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198182948
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: Auden Studies Series, #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Vocation and Society (1943)
Introduction 1
Lecture 15
Some Letters from Auden to James and Tania Stern
Introduction - 'Selves, Joined in Friendship' 31
Letters 66
The Fall of Rome (1966)
Introduction 111
Essay 120
Phantasy and Reality in Poetry (1971)
Introduction - 'Freud's Not Quite O.K.' 139
Lecture 177
Appendix: Auden's Nursery Library 197
Auden in Kirchstetten 207
Appendix 1: Neulengbach Speech 224
Appendix 2: Letter to the Austrian Tax Authorities 231
'For the Time Being': A Relocation of the Poet 235
'In Praise of Limestone': A Symposium 245
'Flouting Papa': Randall Jarrell and W. H. Auden 273
Appendix: Jarrell's Articles on Auden 288
Published Letters by W. H. Auden: A Bibliography 289
Addendum to Auden Studies 2 327
Notes on Contributors 328
Index 331
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