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By W. H. Auden

Among 1927 and his loss of life in 1973, W. H. Auden endowed poetry within the English language with a brand new face.  Or quite, with a number of faces, in view that his paintings ranged from the political to the non secular, from the urbane to the pastoral, from the mandarin to the invigoratingly plain-spoken.

This assortment provides all of the poems Auden wanted to maintain, within the texts that obtained his ultimate approval. It contains the complete contents of his prior accrued variants besides all of the later volumes of his shorter poems. jointly, those works demonstrate the awesome diversity of Auden's voice and the breadth of his issues, his deep wisdom of the traditions he inherited, and his skill to recast these traditions nowa days.

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