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31 August 2007

Friday 31 August 2007 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)

Marking the centenary of the birth of WH Auden, poet Paul Farley crosses the Northern Pennines following an itinerary suggested by Auden in a 1954 article for American Vogue.

Paul investigates how this once thriving mining area, renowned for its limestone, exerted a powerful influence over the young Auden and how it continued to resonate in his poetry throughout a career which lasted more than half a century.

Duration:

45 minutes




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