ISBN-10:
0691123845
ISBN-13:
9780691123844
Pub. Date:
09/12/2005
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare's

The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" / Edition 1

by W. H. Auden, Arthur C. Kirsch

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ISBN-13: 9780691123844
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 09/12/2005
Series: W.H. Auden: Critical Editions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Arthur Kirsch, Alice Griffin Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Virginia, is the editor of Auden's Lectures on Shakespeare (Princeton).

Table of Contents

PREFACE vii
INTRODUCTION xi
The Sea and the Mirror 1
APPENDIX: Auden ’s Criticism of The Tempest 57
TEXTUAL NOTES 69

What People are Saying About This

Nicholas Jenkins

The most significant of all Auden's unpatriotic Shakespearean forays of the 1940s, The Sea and the Mirror is a work of enormous skill, learning, and intelligence, a stylistic tour de force that is also freakish, polemical, confessional, and open-ended. It is a poem that comes much nearer to being a major salvo in Auden's cultural war with Little Englandism than it does to being the modest academic 'commentary' that on the title page it rather deviously declares itself to be. Arthur Kirsch's edition of this work is a fine addition to the canon of Auden scholarship. This book will fascinate all readers of Auden, and of Shakespeare.

John Ashbery

It is wonderful to have this new edition of The Sea and the Mirror, which I have always considered Auden's greatest work written in America and certainly one of the summits of his career. The long speech of Caliban, channeling Henry James, is in itself a marvelment.

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"It is wonderful to have this new edition of The Sea and the Mirror, which I have always considered Auden's greatest work written in America and certainly one of the summits of his career. The long speech of Caliban, channeling Henry James, is in itself a marvelment."—John Ashbery

"The most significant of all Auden's unpatriotic Shakespearean forays of the 1940s, The Sea and the Mirror is a work of enormous skill, learning, and intelligence, a stylistic tour de force that is also freakish, polemical, confessional, and open-ended. It is a poem that comes much nearer to being a major salvo in Auden's cultural war with Little Englandism than it does to being the modest academic 'commentary' that on the title page it rather deviously declares itself to be. Arthur Kirsch's edition of this work is a fine addition to the canon of Auden scholarship. This book will fascinate all readers of Auden, and of Shakespeare."—Nicholas Jenkins

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