Collected Poems – W. H. Auden 1976 | 1st Edition Franklin Library

$50.00

  • Author: W. H. Auden; Edited by Edward Mendelson
  • Publisher: Franklin Library, 1976
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Fine Binding

Bound in full red morocco leather with gilt decorations, all edges gilt. Binding tight, internally fine, unmarked. Fine Condition.

Between 1927 and his death in 1973, W. H. Auden endowed poetry in the English language with a new face. Or rather, with several faces, since his work ranged from the political to the religious, from the urbane to the pastoral, from the mandarin to the invigoratingly plain-spoken.

This collection presents all the poems Auden wished to preserve, in the texts that received his final approval. It includes the full contents of his previous collected editions along with all the later volumes of his shorter poems. Together, these works display the astonishing range of Auden’s voice and the breadth of his concerns, his deep knowledge of the traditions he inherited, and his ability to recast those traditions in modern times.

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