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Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh) 1907-1973

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Collected poems by Wystan Hugh Auden( Book )

229 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,934 WorldCat member 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
Markings by Dag Hammarskjöld( Book )

42 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verse and prose
The rake's progress by Igor Strawinsky( Recording )

123 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,694 WorldCat member 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
The Oxford book of light verse by W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973, ed Auden( Book )

70 editions published between 1938 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers poems by Swift, Byron, Tennyson, Holmes, Carroll, Gilbert, Harte, Housman, Chesterton, Wodehouse, Eliot, Graves, Auden, Amis, and De Uries
Dickens : a collection of critical essays by Martin Price( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 critical essays that analyze and evaulate the style and works of the 19th century British novelist, Charles Dickens
Collected longer poems by W. H Auden( Book )

70 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's Description: First published in 1968, this companion volume to the Collected Shorter Poems was compiled by W.H. Auden and brings together six of his longer poetic works, published originally between 1930 and 1947. Auden was one of the modern masters of the extended poem, and these works are among his most original achievements, both for their technical virtuosity and for the emotional and intellectual precision with which they anatomized the malaise and turmoil of their age. The volume includes Paid on Both Sides, Letter to Lord Byron, New Year Letter, For the Time Being, The Sea and the Mirror, and The Age of Anxiety
The age of anxiety : a baroque eclogue by W. H Auden( Book )

67 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it was first published in 1947,The Age of Anxiety- W.H. Auden's last, longest, and most ambitious book-length poem- immediately struck a powerful chord, capturing the imagination of the cultural moment that it diagnosed and named. Beginning as a conversation among four strangers in a barroom on New York's Third Avenue, Auden's analysis of Western culture during the Second World War won the Pulitzer Prize and inspired a symphony by Leonard Bernstein as well as a ballet by Jerome Robbins. Yet reviews of the poem were sharply divided, and today, despite its continuing fame, it is unjustly neglected by readers. This volume - the first annotated, critical edition of the poem- introduces this important work to a new generation of readers by putting it in historical and biographical context and elucidating its difficulties. Alan Jacobs's introduction and thorough annotations help today's readers understand and appreciate the full richness of a poem that contains some of Auden's most powerful and beautiful verse, and that still deserves a central place in the canon of twentieth-century poetry. -- Book Jacket
The dyer's hand, and other essays by Wystan Hugh Auden( Book )

88 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,941 WorldCat member 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."
The portable Greek reader by W. H Auden( Book )

42 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of representative works of Greek writers, rendered in English by a variety of translators. Includes: Sophocles; Euripides; Plato; Aristotle; Homer; Pindar; Aeschylus; Euclid; Hippocrates; Aesop; etc
Selected poems by W. H Auden( Book )

90 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition presents the original versions of many poems, which Auden revised to conform to his evolving political and literary attitudes later in his career. In this volume, Edward Mendelson has restored the early versions of some thirty poems generally considered to be superior to the later versions, allowing the reader to see the entire range of Auden's work. Selected and edited by Edward Mendelson
Forewords and afterwords by W. H Auden( Book )

56 editions published between 1943 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays illuminate Auden's thoughts on literature, civilization, and human vision
Thank you, fog; last poems by W. H Auden( Book )

18 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,642 WorldCat member 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 )

34 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the house by W. H Auden( Book )

42 editions published between 1946 and 1966 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member 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
Lectures on Shakespeare by Wystan Hugh Auden( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture notes from Alan Ansen, later Auden's secretary and friend, from Auden's course taught during 1946-1947 at the New School for Social Research form the basis for this work on Auden's interpretation of all of the Shakespeare's plays
Poets of the English language by W. H Auden( Book )

34 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enchafèd flood, or, The romantic iconography of the sea by W. H Auden( Book )

49 editions published between 1934 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of sea and desert imagery in poetry and the novel
A certain world; a commonplace book by W. H Auden( Book )

43 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book containing quotations selected by Auden with his commentary, arranged in an alphabetical sequence of topics from Accedie to Writing. Auden described the book as the closest he would ever come to writing an autobiography; it was, he wrote, a map of my planet
The Viking book of aphorisms : a personal selection by W. H Auden( Book )

29 editions published between 1062 and 1993 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of pithy sayings dealing with man's ideas. Divided for easy reference into categories such as love, marriage, friendship, religion, science, the arts, and many others
The rake's progress : an opera in English in three acts (nine scenes and an epilogue) by Burton D Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis
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MarkingsCollected longer poemsThe age of anxiety : a baroque eclogueThe dyer's hand, and other essaysThe portable Greek readerSelected poemsForewords and afterwordsLectures on ShakespeareThe enchafèd flood, or, The romantic iconography of the sea
Alternative Names

Auden, H. W. 1907-1973

Auden W.H.

Auden, W. H. 107-1973

Auden W. H. 1907-1973

Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh)

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Ūdin, Wīstān 1907-1973

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W. H. Auden Anglo-American poet

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W. H. Auden angol-amerikai költő, drámaíró, kritikus, forgatókönyvíró, 1907-73

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אודן, ויסטן היו 1907-1973

ויסטן יו אודן

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أودن، ويستان، 1907-1973

أودين، دابليو. إتش.، 1907-1973

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डबल्यू एच आडेन

डब्ल्यू एच. ऑडेन

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오든, W. H. 1907-1973

오든, 위스탄 휴그 1907-1973

오든, 위스탠 휴 1907-1973

오든, 위스턴 휴 1907-1973

호든, W. H 1907-1973


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