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W. H. Auden: A Legacy

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This handsomely-bound volume contains 25 essays (three of which were previously published) on W.H. Auden as a man and as a major figure for academic appreciation. The contributions from British and American scholars, poets, and other writers address such topics as Auden's participation in the Spanish Civil War and his re-conversion to Christianity in America in 1939. Other topics include, for example, Auden's work as a teacher and his influence on fiction writer Richard Stern. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., ...
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Overview

This handsomely-bound volume contains 25 essays (three of which were previously published) on W.H. Auden as a man and as a major figure for academic appreciation. The contributions from British and American scholars, poets, and other writers address such topics as Auden's participation in the Spanish Civil War and his re-conversion to Christianity in America in 1939. Other topics include, for example, Auden's work as a teacher and his influence on fiction writer Richard Stern. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780933951945
  • Publisher: Locust Hill Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Series: Locust Hill Literary Studies
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 510

Table of Contents

Introduction
Contributors
Chronology
Impressions of Auden
For Auden, Love Has No Ending 3
Auden's Influence: An Interview 9
With Auden 15
W. H. Auden's "Musee des Beaux Arts" and the Stranded Mother 25
The Student and the Master: A Pupil's Recollections of the Poet, W. H. Auden 29
Auden on Tolkien: The Book That Isn't, and the House That Brought It Down (with unpublished letters by Auden) 39
Cool Distance: W. H. Auden's "Gay" Christian Spirituality 47
Essays on Auden's Influences, His Life, His Work, and His Legacy
W. H. Auden and D. H. Lawrence: A Journey of Ideas 63
W. H. Auden and Naomi Mitchison 73
The Incredible Gerald Heard and "This Thing" 89
A Prevision of Agape: Gerald Heard's Importance to Auden 105
Understanding W. H. Auden's The Orators: Understanding Ciceronian Rhetoric 121
Chorus and Character in Auden and Isherwood's The Dog Beneath the Skin: A Poetic Shaggy Dog Story for a Revolutionary Theater 151
Paid on Both Sides: Auden and Yeats and the New Tragedy 173
Letters and Iceland: W. H. Auden and Generational Differences among Gay Modernists 197
Auden's "Journey to Iceland" 219
Auden, "Spain," and the Crisis of Literary Popular Frontism 239
Journey to a War: "a test for men from Europe" 275
Answering Herod: W. H. Auden, Paul Tillich, Ernst Toller, and the Demonic 297
"Spiritual Sunburn": Dramatic Journeys from the Auden-Isherwood Plays to A Meeting by the River 329
W. H. Auden as Librettist/Translator of Mozart's The Magic Flute 367
Search Conditions: Find "Auden" & "Modernism" 391
W. H. Auden on Fairy-Tales, Quests, and Sagas 415
Merrill's Auden: "Wystan" Turned into Character and Myth 441
Auden's Legacy: A Temporarily Last Word 489
Index 495
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