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Auden, Richard Davenport-Hines

Label
Auden
Title
Auden
Statement of responsibility
Richard Davenport-Hines
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
W.H. Auden was the greatest English poet of the twentieth century. As witness to many of the century's pivotal moments - Berlin in the 1920s, Spain and China in the 1930s, wartime and postwar America - and because of his consuming quest to translate the social, political, and cultural upheavals into poetry, his importance at century's end is undeniable. It is Richard Davenport-Hines' achievement in this biography (the first in fifteen years) to make clear the extent of Auden's achievement - as a poet, a librettist, and an essayist - and to show how his works serve as a commentary on the wars, ideologies, spiritual questioning, and sexual attitudes of the time in which he lived. Auden's ambition was to be a great poet. Beyond his intense need to experience and to be consumed by experience, there was also an inexhaustible curiosity about ideas, a passion for understanding, and a desire for wisdom. In an age when heroic conceptions are no longer useful, Auden's outer and inner travels and his dedication to writing establish his life as a model of what it means to be a poet today, and underscore the tremendous cost, in the words of Auden's friend Hannah Arendt, of following the "heart's invisible furies." In Auden, Davenport-Hines has given us a portrait that is fresh, convincing and exemplary
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davenport-Hines, R. P. T.
Dewey number
  • 811/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6001.U4
LC item number
Z639 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auden, W. H.
  • Auden, W. H.
  • Auden, Wystan Hugh
  • Auden, Wystan H
  • Poets, English
  • British
  • British
  • Poets, English
  • United States
  • Poètes anglais
Label
Auden, Richard Davenport-Hines
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : W. Heinemann/Reed Books, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A typical little highbrow and difficult child -- I knew that very moment what I wished to do -- I mean to be a great poet -- I'm king of Berlin -- To love; to be loved; to be a teacher; to be a pupil -- The cold controlled ferocity of the human species -- Mr. Right has come into my life -- Disgraces to keep hidden from the world -- I was glad I could be unhappy -- An I, submissive, felt unwanted and went out
Control code
ocm32894905
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780679426332
Lccn
95031796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32894905
  • (OCoLC)32894905
Label
Auden, Richard Davenport-Hines
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : W. Heinemann/Reed Books, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A typical little highbrow and difficult child -- I knew that very moment what I wished to do -- I mean to be a great poet -- I'm king of Berlin -- To love; to be loved; to be a teacher; to be a pupil -- The cold controlled ferocity of the human species -- Mr. Right has come into my life -- Disgraces to keep hidden from the world -- I was glad I could be unhappy -- An I, submissive, felt unwanted and went out
Control code
ocm32894905
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780679426332
Lccn
95031796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32894905
  • (OCoLC)32894905

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