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The second volume in the Auden Studies Series, The Language of Learning and the Language of Love considers Auden primarily during the first decade of his literary career as a public figure as well as private man. It includes previously unpublished poems, prose, and letters by Auden - each with a scholarly introduction and full annotation - which reveal how the well-known poet, teacher, dramatist, and sage battled with his literary ancestors, experienced love, and devised a rhetoric to express both homosexual feelings and artistic impulses. Contributions to this volume include poems, songs, and a piece of early travel writing introduced by Auden's new biographer, the historian Richard Davenport-Hines. Lyrics offered to Benjamin Britten as cabaret songs are presented by Donald Mitchell, Philip Reed, and Nicholas Jenkins. Also in the volume is a fascinating array of essays about Auden by leading scholars in the field, including Stan Smith and Katherine Bucknell, and the German scholar and close friend of Auden, David Luke. A further Supplement to B.C. Bloomfield's magisterial Auden Bibliography of 1972 is supplied by Edward Mendelson.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198122579
ISBN-10: 0198122578
Format: Hardback
(226mm x 147mm x 22mm)
Pages: 302
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - W. H. Auden

Katherine Bucknell and Nicholas Jenkins are co-founders of the W.H. Auden Society and co-authors of W.H. Auden: "The Map of All my Youth": Early Works, Friends, and Influences (Auden Studies 1, 1990).

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