`The Map of All My Youth: Early Works, Friends, and Influences by Katherine Bucknell`The Map of All My Youth: Early Works, Friends, and Influences by Katherine Bucknell

`The Map of All My Youth: Early Works, Friends, and Influences

EditorKatherine Bucknell, Nicholas Jenkins

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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This is the first volume in a new series on the work of the poet W. H. Auden. The volume contains a large amount of Unpublished material by Auden, notably six poems written in German in the early 1930s, translated here by the poet and scholar David Constantine, as well as the complete versionof the important early essay, `Writing', with a new foreword by its original editor Naomi Mitchison. There are substantial selections from Auden's letters to Stephen Spender and to E. R. Dodds and Mrs Dodds: these are the first Auden letters to receive a scholarly presentation with full annotation.Also in the volume are essays about Auden and his mentors and contemporaries, by leading scholars in the field such as Valentine Cunningham, John Fuller, Julian Symons, and Stan Smith, as well as by outstanding newcomers. For bibliophiles, there is advice on collecting Auden's works, and EdwardMendelson has contributed a Supplement to his comprehensive W. H. Auden: A Bibliography, 1924-1969.
Katherine Bucknell and Nicholas Jenkins are co-founders of the W.H. Auden Society.
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Title:`The Map of All My Youth: Early Works, Friends, and InfluencesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198129645

ISBN - 13:9780198129646

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'Undoubtedly the series will be welcomed by Auden scholars ... A good deal of the scholarly work in this volume is done by a group of younger Auden admirers who were active in Oxford in the early 1980s ... The poet is seen working out his ideas in Katherine Bucknell's highly scholarly editingof the original version of Auden's essay 'Writing, or the Pattern Between People' ... this is a volume which all Auden scholars will require to consult.'Robert Crawford, University of St Andrews, Review of English Studies, Vol. 44, May 1993