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By W. H. Auden

Among 1927 and his dying in 1973, W. H. Auden endowed poetry within the English language with a brand new face.  Or particularly, with numerous faces, because 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 needed to maintain, within the texts that obtained his ultimate approval. It comprises the entire contents of his prior accumulated versions besides the entire later volumes of his shorter poems. jointly, those works demonstrate the unbelievable variety 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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