Collected shorter poems, 1927-1957

by W. H. Auden

Hardcover, 1966






New York : Random House


W. H. Auden was once described as the Picasso of modern poetry - a tribute to his ceaseless experimentation with form and subject matter. Beginning with Anglo-Saxon poetry and ending with an Horatian expansiveness and conversational sweep, this volume is essential reading for anyone seriously interested in modern poetry after T. S. Eliot. In his lifetime a controversial, outspoken, yet enigmatic, writer, Auden has gradually come to seem an intimate poet, as we have learned to read him correctly. This volume is the best possible introduction to his consummate craftsmanship and his unparalleled originality which made him the master-poet of his generation.

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LibraryThing member wirkman
Auden wrote some of my favorite poems, including "Law Like Love," "Voltaire at Ferney," "More Loving One," "The Unknown Citizen," "Lady, Weeping at the Crossroads," and "In Praise of LImestone." These are all classics, as are many other poems in this collection.

W. H. Auden was not merely an odd'ne, he was a great poet. This is, thus, a great book.… (more)
LibraryThing member JuliaBoechat
Meus poemas preferidos de Auden, como Epitaph on a Tyrant, The Unknown Citizen, The Fall of Rome, The Shield of Achilles e Funeral Blues – talvez o mais famoso.


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