W. H. Auden

Born 21 February 1907. Died 29 September 1973
W. H. Auden
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1907-02-21
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W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden Biography (Wikipedia)

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. He is 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".

He was born in York, grew up in and near Birmingham in a professional middle-class family. He attended English independent (or public) schools and studied English at Christ Church, Oxford. After a few months in Berlin in 1928–29, he spent five years (1930–35) teaching in British public schools, then travelled to Iceland and China in order to write books about his journeys.

In 1939 he moved to the United States and became an American citizen in 1946. He taught from 1941 to 1945 in American universities, followed by occasional visiting professorships in the 1950s. From 1947 to 1957 he wintered in New York and summered in Ischia; from 1958 until the end of his life he wintered in New York (in Oxford in 1972–73) and summered in Kirchstetten, Lower Austria.

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Kit Grahame
Lullaby
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Lullaby
Benjamin Britten
Night Mail (This is the Night Mail crossing the Border)
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Night Mail (This is the Night Mail crossing the Border)
Benjamin Britten
Night Mail
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Night Mail
Lennox Berkeley, Malcolm Martineau, W. H. Auden & Robin Tritschler
Lay your sleeping head, my love
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Lay your sleeping head, my love
Benjamin Britten
Night Mail
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Night Mail

Night Mail

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Nigel Hawthorne, Nash Ensemble
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Benjamin Britten
To lie flat on the back
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To lie flat on the back
Benjamin Britten
Night Mail
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Night Mail
W. H. Auden
This Is The Night Mail
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This Is The Night Mail
W. H. Auden
On the Circuit
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On the Circuit
W. H. Auden
The Shield Of Achilles
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The Shield Of Achilles
W. H. Auden
In Praise of Limestone
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In Praise of Limestone
W. H. Auden
The Quarry
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The Quarry
W. H. Auden
Musee des Beaux Arts
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Musee des Beaux Arts
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