Later AudenUnknown - 1999
This book is the history of W. H. Auden's poems, & of the events that went into them, from the time he moved to the United States until his death, completing the story begun in this authors acclaimed Early Auden. Later Auden links the changes in Auden's intellectual, emotional, religious, & erotic life with his shifting public roles - as representative of political causes, as researcher working with the U.S. Army in postwar Germany, as public moralist, as lecturer & teacher, & above all as poet. The author deftly reveals how Auden converted the success & later wreckage of his relationship with Chester Kallman into the seemingly impersonal meditations of some of his long poems, & explores the ways his later poetry celebrates the human body & represents it in verse. Throughout, he reveals the depth of Auden's struggles with himself & with the temptations of his growing fame, showing how these struggles gave shape to his imperishable art. This inner biography of a great poet & thinker has unusual breadth & intensity. An absorbing narrative of a varied, productive life, it will interest everyone who cares about literature.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1999.
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 811.52 AUDEN W
Characteristics: xxii, 570 ; 24 cm.
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