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The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume III: 1949-1955 (The Complete Works of W.H. Auden #3)

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This volume contains all of W. H. Auden's prose works from 1949 through 1955, including many little-known essays that exemplify his range, wit, depth, and wisdom. The book includes the complete text of Auden's first separately published prose book, The Enchafed Flood, or, The Romantic Iconography of the Sea, followed by more than one hundred separate essays, reviews, intro ...more
Hardcover, 779 pages
Published January 23rd 2008 by Princeton University Press (first published January 3rd 2007)
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First: the edition is wonderful. The commentary is very helpful and interesting. I like chronological editions of works, because they allow the reader to see the context in the writers other works.

Second: The Enchafèd Flood is a marvelous study of Melville (primarily). A type of literary history no one does any longer.
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Wystan Hugh Auden was an Anglo-American poet, best known for love poems such as Funeral Blues, poems on political and social themes such as September 1, 1939 and The Shield of Achilles, poems on cultural and psychological themes such as The Age of Anxiety, and poems on religious themes such as For the Time Being and Horae Canonicae. He was born in York, grew up in and near Birmingham in a professi ...more
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The Complete Works of W.H. Auden (7 books)
  • The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose and Travel Books in Prose and Verse, Volume I: 1926-1938
  • The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume II: 1939-1948
  • The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume IV: 1956-1962
  • The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, Volume V: Prose: 1963 1968
  • The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, Volume VI: Prose: 1969 1973
  • The Complete Works of W. H. Auden: Libretti and Other Dramatic Writings, 1939-1973

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