The Complete Works of W. H. Auden: Prose. 1939-1948

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Princeton University Press, 1996 - 556 Seiten
W. H. Auden's first ten years in the United States were marked by rapid and extensive change in his life and thought. He became an American citizen, fell in love with Chester Kallman, and began to reflect on American culture and to explore the ideas of Reinhold Niebuhr and other Protestant theologians. This volume contains every piece of prose that Auden wrote during these years, including essays and reviews he published under pseudonyms. Most have never been reprinted in any form since their initial publication in such magazines and newspapers as the Nation, the New Republic, Common Sense, Vogue, and the New York Times.Auden's prose during this period is frequently directly autobiographical even as he comments on literature, psychology, politics, and religion. The writings range from a dialogue about W. B. Yeats through a respectful parody of Gertrude Stein to Jamesian essays on Henry James. They also include lively and often profound responses to ancient and modern history as well as to contemporary issues in politics and religion. Other highlights include writings on opera and poetry as well as reports of Auden's lectures and the text of an unfinished autobiographical book, The Prolific and the Devourer. Throughout, Edward Mendelson's extensive and illuminating editor's notes explain all contemporary and private allusions.By making available a large cache of important but previously difficult-to-obtain writings on key subjects, this volume will be of obvious appeal to Auden's legions of admirers. It will also be enjoyed by everyone interested in twentieth-century literature, religion, and culture.

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Inhalt

A Great Democrat
8
Effective Democracy
15
Young British WritersOn the Way Up by W H Auden
21
Democracy Is Hard
27
Louis MacNeice
35
A Literary Transference
42
The Icon and the Portrait
49
Sandburgs Lincoln
55
Ks Quest
282
Foreword to Poems by Joan Murray
295
Old Formulae in a New Light
315
Foreword to A Beginning by Robert Horan
332
Philosophy with Courage and Imagination
351
The Ironic Hero
377
Yeats as an Example
384
Introduction to Tales of Grimm and Andersen
390

Master of Diction
61
What Is Culture?
72
Open Letter to Knut Hamsun
76
Criticism in a Mass Society
90
Symposium on the role of intellectuals in political affairs
104
A Knight of the Infinite
218
William Shakespeare in a Wartime Format
231
Foghorn Bellow Sly Bitchery Spark Shakespeares Worst Play
244
The Christian Tragic Hero
258
The Poets Lifeand His Work
398
The Prolific and the Devourer
409
Auden as Anthologist and Editor
459
Reported Lectures
481
Endorsements a Commissioned Text and a List
498
Lost and Unwritten Work
506
Index of Titles First Lines and Books Reviewed
553
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