The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden by Stan SmithThe Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden by Stan Smith

The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden

EditorStan Smith

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Offering original perspectives from new amd established Auden critics and others, this volume brings together specially commissioned essays by some of the world's leading experts on the life and work of W.H. Auden, one of the major English-speaking poets of the twentieth century. The volume's contributors include prize-winning poets, Auden's literary executor and editor, and his most recent, widely acclaimed biographer. The Companion also examines his language, style and formal innovation, his prose and critical writing and his ideas about sexuality, religion, psychoanalysis, politics, landscape, ecology, and globalization.

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Stan Smith is Research Professor in Literary Studies at the Nottingham Trent University.
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Title:The Cambridge Companion to W. H. AudenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:February 7, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521536472

ISBN - 13:9780521536479

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; List of abbreviations and textual note; Chronology of Auden's life and works Stan Smith; 1. Introduction Stan Smith; 2. Auden's life and character Richard Davenport-Hines; 3. Auden's England Patrick Deane; 4. Auden in America Nicholas Jenkins; 5. The European Auden Edward Mendelson; 6. Auden's travel writings Tim Youngs; 7. Auden's plays and dramatic writings: theatre, film and opera Christopher Innes; 8. Auden's light and serio-comic verse Stan Smith; 9. Auden's prose Tony Sharpe; 10. Auden's English: language and style Peter Porter; 11. Auden and modern theory John R. Boly; 12. Auden's politics: power, authority and the individual John Lucas; 13. Auden, psychology and society Rod Mengham; 14. Auden: love, sexuality, desire Richard R. Bozorth; 15. Auden and religion Gareth Reeves; 16. Auden's landscapes Paola Marchetti; 17. Auden and ecology Rainer Emig; 18. Auden and influence Ian Sansom; 19. Bibliographic essay and review of Auden studies Nadia Herman Colburn; Index.

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"This companion to the poet succeeds both in proffering a comprehensive view of Auden and his work and in providing a plethora of resources for continued study. Essential." CHOICE