Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh) 1907-1973
Most widely held works about W. H Auden
Most widely held works by W. H Auden
Markings by Dag Hammarskjöld ( Book )
21 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 3,077 libraries worldwide
Translation of Vagmarken.
Collected poems by W. H Auden ( Book )
31 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,359 libraries worldwide
Contains all the poems that W.H. Auden wished to preserve including three poems printed for the first time and four poems he previously rejected.
The Oxford book of light verse ( Book )
28 editions published between 1938 and 1979 in English and held by 2,169 libraries worldwide
Collected shorter poems, 1927-1957 by W. H Auden ( Book )
46 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,072 libraries worldwide
From the Foreword: "In 1944, when I first assembled my shorter pieces, I arranged them in the alphabetical order of their first lines. This may have been a silly thing to do, but I had a reason. At the age of thirty-seven I was still too young to have any sure sense of the direction in which I was moving, and I did not wish critics to waste their time, and mislead readers, making guesses about it which would almost certainly turn out to be wrong. To-day, nearing sixty, I believe that I know myself and my poetic intentions better and, if anybody wants to look at my writings from an historical perspective, I have no objection. Consequently, though I have sometimes shuffled poems so as to bring together those related by theme or genre, in the main their order is chronological."-- W.H.A.
The dyer's hand, and other essays by W. H Auden ( Book )
43 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,980 libraries worldwide
"It is a sad fact about our culture", writes Auden, "that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practising it... On the other hand, I have never written a line of criticism except in response to a demand by others for a lecture, an introduction, a review, etc.; though I hope that some love went into their writing, I wrote them because I needed the money."
Collected longer poems by W. H Auden ( Book )
25 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and held by 1,854 libraries worldwide
The works included in this collection are Paid on Both Sides: a charade; Letter to Lord Byron; New Year Letter; For the TimeBeing: a Christmas Oratorio; The Sea and the Mirror: a commentary on Shakespeare's "The Tempest"; and The Age of Anxiety: a baroque eclogue.
The collected poetry of W.H. Auden by W. H Auden ( Book )
14 editions published between 1945 and 1967 in English and held by 1,851 libraries worldwide
Forewords and afterwords by W. H Auden ( Book )
22 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 1,726 libraries worldwide
The essays in this collection have been selected from two sources: reviews written for literary magazines, and introductions to new editions of other writers' works. The essays range over the centuries and Mr Auden's journalism reveals the same wit and intelligence that marked his poetry, though he once said that he wrote his poems for love while he earned his living by prose.
Thank you, fog; last poems by W. H Auden ( Book )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,684 libraries worldwide
Poems written from the spring of 1972 until the fall of 1973.
Epistle to a godson : and other poems by W. H Auden ( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,662 libraries worldwide
Poets of the English language by W. H Auden ( Book )
16 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and held by 1,609 libraries worldwide
About the house by W. H Auden ( Book )
21 editions published between 1946 and 1966 in English and held by 1,600 libraries worldwide
About half of these poems are about the rooms in the author's house in Vienna; the others are new poems on various subjects, previously uncollected.
City without walls, and other poems by W. H Auden ( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 1,591 libraries worldwide
The age of anxiety, a baroque eclogue by W. H Auden ( Book )
46 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,584 libraries worldwide
The portable Greek reader by W. H Auden ( Book )
15 editions published between 1948 and 1981 in English and held by 1,509 libraries worldwide
A selection of representative works of Greek writers, rendered inEnglish by a variety of translators. Includes:Sophocles;Euripides;Plato;Aristotle;Homer;Pindar;Aeschylus;Euclid;Hippocrates;Aesop;etc.
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
203 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands.
Poems by W. H Auden ( Book )
82 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,437 libraries worldwide
Restores the original versions of poems that Auden had at one time revised and replaced to bring his earlier works more in line with his later beliefs.
Homage to Clio by W. H Auden ( Book )
12 editions published between 1955 and 1960 in English and held by 1,351 libraries worldwide
The shield of Achilles by W. H Auden ( Book )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
Letters from Iceland by W. H Auden ( Book )
38 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
Second revised edition; first published in 1937. Record in prose and verse of journey in 1936.
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