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The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Offering original perspectives from new amd established Auden critics and others, this volume brings together specially commissioned essays by some of the world's leading experts on the life and work of W.H. Auden, one of the major English-speaking poets of the twentieth century. The volume's contributors include prize-winning poets, Auden's literary executor and editor, and his most recent, widely acclaimed biographer. The Companion also examines his language, style and formal innovation, his prose and critical writing and his ideas about sexuality, religion, psychoanalysis, politics, landscape, ecology, and globalization.

Synopsis:

This volume brings together specially commissioned essays by some of the world's leading experts on the life and work of W. H. Auden, one of the major English-speaking poets of the twentieth century. It offers fresh perspectives on his work from new and established Auden critics, alongside specialists from such diverse fields as drama, ecological and travel studies. It provides scholars, students and general readers with a comprehensive and authoritative account of Auden's life and works in clear and accessible English, and contains a comprehensive bibliography of writings about Auden.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive and authoritative guide to Auden's work.

About the Author

Stan Smith is Research Professor in Literary Studies at the Nottingham Trent University.

Table of Contents

List of contributors; List of abbreviations and textual note; Chronology of Auden's life and works Stan Smith; 1. Introduction Stan Smith; 2. Auden's life and character Richard Davenport-Hines; 3. Auden's England Patrick Deane; 4. Auden in America Nicholas Jenkins; 5. The European Auden Edward Mendelson; 6. Auden's travel writings Tim Youngs; 7. Auden's plays and dramatic writings: theatre, film and opera Christopher Innes; 8. Auden's light and serio-comic verse Stan Smith; 9. Auden's prose Tony Sharpe; 10. Auden's English: language and style Peter Porter; 11. Auden and modern theory John R. Boly; 12. Auden's politics: power, authority and the individual John Lucas; 13. Auden, psychology and society Rod Mengham; 14. Auden: love, sexuality, desire Richard R. Bozorth; 15. Auden and religion Gareth Reeves; 16. Auden's landscapes Paola Marchetti; 17. Auden and ecology Rainer Emig; 18. Auden and influence Ian Sansom; 19. Bibliographic essay and review of Auden studies Nadia Herman Colburn; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521536479
Editor:
Smith, Stan
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Smith, Stan
Author:
Smith, Stan
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Auden, W. H
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Auden, W. H - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.06x8.96x.70 in. 1.01 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume brings together specially commissioned essays by some of the world's leading experts on the life and work of W. H. Auden, one of the major English-speaking poets of the twentieth century. It offers fresh perspectives on his work from new and established Auden critics, alongside specialists from such diverse fields as drama, ecological and travel studies. It provides scholars, students and general readers with a comprehensive and authoritative account of Auden's life and works in clear and accessible English, and contains a comprehensive bibliography of writings about Auden.
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