However, to read poets like t s eliot and wystan hugh auden for the poetry, and not for something else, makes paradoxes like these redundant, and puts poetic language back into the world where sense has to be made, truths (like lies) can be told, and clarity of meaning is possible. Wystan hugh auden (awd-ehn) was born on february 21, 1907, in york, england he was the youngest son of george and constance auden his father and mother belonged to a very distinct niche of early. English poet, playwright, critic, and librettist wystan hugh auden exerted a major influence on the poetry of the 20th century auden grew up in birmingham, england and was known for his extraordinary intellect and wit.
An introduction to the life and literature by wystan hugh auden 1,081 words 2 pages a biography of wystan hugh auden born in york, north yorkshire 1,214 words. Wystan hugh auden is considered one of the finest poets of the twentieth century, occupying a position among the likes of t s eliot and ezra pound he was remarkably prolific and experimental in his poetry his early stage was characterized by an eliot-like modernism, his middle stage incorporated. Wh auden was a british poet, author and playwright best known as a leading literary figure in the 20th century for his poetry wh auden, also known as wystan hugh auden, was a poet, author and.
This significantly expanded edition of w h auden's selected poems adds twenty poems to the hundred in the original edition, broadening its focus to better reflect the enormous wealth of form, rhetoric, tone, and content in auden's work. Wystan hugh auden was an anglo-american poet, best known for love poems such as funeral blues, poems on political and social themes such as september 1, 1939 and the shield of achilles, poems on cultural and psychological themes such as the age of anxiety, and poems on religious themes such as for the time being and horae canonicae. Wystan hugh auden the english-born american poet w h auden (1907-1973) was one of the preeminent poets of the twentieth century his works center on moral issues and evidence strong political, social, and psychological orientations. This second edition is a thorough, thoughtful revision of the acclaimed modern poems the editors have undertaken two major changes to the text, making the anthology a more useful resource in teaching the work of individual poets.
Wystan hugh auden (21 february 1907 - 29 september 1973) was an english-american poet auden's poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion, and its variety in tone, form and content. 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. Wystan hugh auden was born on february 21, 1907, in york, the third son of highly educated upper-middle-class parents, mendelson writes his father, who was expert in archaeology and languages, was a physician who became a professor of public health.
Wystan hugh auden is an anglo-american poet who was born in great britain and after the second world war became a us citizen he created his works in the genre of intellectual lyric, turning to social-radical problems, as well as to philosophical-religious problems. Modern poetry (engl 310) with langdon hammer this lecture presents the early poetry of wh auden in from the very first coming down, auden's relationship to the reader is considered, as well. The unknown citizen essay examples a biography of wystan hugh auden, an american poet an introduction to the life and literature by wystan hugh auden. English poet, playwright, critic, and librettist wystan hugh auden had a major influence on the poetry of the twentieth century auden was born on february 21, 1907 in york, england auden was born and raised in a greatly industrial section of northern england.
Wystan hugh auden (1907-1973) was born in york, england, and later became and american citizen auden was the founder for a generation of english poets, such as c day lewis, and stephen spender auden's earlier works were composed of a marxist outlook with a knowledge of freudian psychology. Wystan hugh auden was an anglo-american poet considered to be one of the greatest writers of the 20th century he aspired to become a mining engineer till his early teens but soon realized his passion for words and understood that poetry was his calling. Born wystan hugh auden in york, england, and named after a saxon saint, auden was raised in the industrial city of birmingham by devout, well-educated anglo-catholic parents of clerical descent.