Collected poems

by W. H. Auden

Other authorsEdward Mendelson (Editor)
Hardcover, 1976





New York : Random House, c1976.


Contains all the poems that W.H. Auden wished to preserve including three poems printed for the first time and four poems he previously rejected.

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LibraryThing member omame
my first foray into auden- "dichtung und wahrheit (an unwritten poem)" is possibly the most romantic thing i have ever read, because it does not pretend at perfection. there is a lot left for me to read in here, and am enjoying how long i will be able to take my time with him and possibly never be
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LibraryThing member astherest
As the cover says "all the poems that W.H. Auden wished to preserve, in the texts that received his final approval." The anthology is in chronological order so you can see how his style evolved. This is a must for Auden fans, but would be quite a slog for people who only know a couple of his famous
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poems and want to dip in a little more.
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LibraryThing member wesh
Auden's "O Tell Me The Truth About Love" brings me to tears every time. I am in awe of his convincing, open-handed, emotional style.
LibraryThing member AntT
The man may have had his problems, but he was a brilliant poet.
LibraryThing member DanielSTJ
An incredible collection of poetry. Auden, from the start, demonstrates talent, skill, and acuity and varies the subject matter, content, style, and composition to ensure that one is never bored with what he presents to the reader. I was thrilled reading this. It particularly picks up at the 1/4th
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mark and delivers a relentless series of poems that truly make you stop and think, to consider, to observe, and to dream. What a great collection- worth reading for all lovers of poetry.

4.25 stars!
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