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Look, Stranger!

4.37  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Faber are pleased to announce the relaunch of the poetry list - starting in Spring 2001 and continuing, with publication dates each month, for the rest of the year. This will involve a new jacket design recalling the typographic virtues of the classic Faber poetry covers, connecting the backlist and the new titles within a single embracing cover solution. A major reissue p ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 9th 2001 by Faber & Faber (first published January 1st 2001)
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Pamela
Aug 16, 2014 Pamela rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of 20th c poetry
These love poems are very consciously linked to the world of the 1930s. Some of them were difficult to follow because of references to places and people we are no longer familiar with today. however, the use of language is beautiful and at times moving, and there is variety of metre and rhyme.

Note the picture here is of Poems, but the book I read is Look, Stranger!

I would recommend to lovers of 20th century poetry.
Kevin
Nov 10, 2015 Kevin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I "Auden" to have bothered with this collection. Haha--funny guy, right? Unnecessarily long "poems" of Auden muttering to himself about a very particular time and place.

I really, really wish I enjoyed Auden more, but he just seems like such thin soup, and it's hard to bother with broth when there are so many other possibilities at hand--shrimp bisque, crab chili, jambalaya, mulligatawny. . .
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Sep 28, 2013 Sami rated it it was amazing
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All description can only be clumsy and ill-fitted to the richness and beauty of these poems. I'll keep this by my bedside always, I believe.
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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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