W. H. Auden: `The Language of Learning and the Language of Love: Uncollected Writings, New Interpretations by Katherine Bucknell

W. H. Auden: `The Language of Learning and the Language of Love: Uncollected Writings, New…

EditorKatherine Bucknell, Nicholas Jenkins

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The second volume in the Auden Studies Series, The Language of Learning and the Language of Love considers Auden primarily during the first decade of his literary career as a public figure as well as private man. It includes previously unpublished poems, prose, and letters by Auden - eachwith a scholarly introduction and full annotation - which reveal how the well-known poet, teacher, dramatist, and sage battled with his literary ancestors, experienced love, and devised a rhetoric to express both homosexual feelings and artistic impulses. Contributions to this volume include poems, songs, and a piece of early travel writing introduced by Auden's new biographer, the historian Richard Davenport-Hines. Lyrics offered to Benjamin Britten as cabaret songs are presented by Donald Mitchell, Philip Reed, and Nicholas Jenkins. Also in thevolume is a fascinating array of essays about Auden by leading scholars in the field, including Stan Smith and Katherine Bucknell, and the German scholar and close friend of Auden, David Luke. A further Supplement to B.C. Bloomfield's magisterial Auden Bibliography of 1972 is supplied by EdwardMendelson.

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Katherine Bucknell and Nicholas Jenkins are co-founders of the W.H. Auden Society.
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Title:W. H. Auden: `The Language of Learning and the Language of Love: Uncollected Writings, New…Format:HardcoverDimensions:302 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:August 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

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The second volume in the Auden Studies series, 'The Language of Learning and the Language of Love', focuses on the first decade of Auden's literary career and considers his experiences both as a public figure and a private individual. It contains previously unpublished or uncollected poems and prose by Auden - all with scholarly introductions and annotation. The volume reveals how Auden, as poet, teacher, and dramatist, battled with his literary ancestors, experienced love, and devised a rhetoric to express both homosexual feelings and artistic impulses. Contributions to Auden Studies 2 include poems, songs, and a piece of early travel writing introduced by Auden's new biographer, the historian Richard Davenport-Hines. Lyrics offered to Benjamin Britten as cabaret songs are presented by Donald Mitchell, Philip Reed, and Nicholas Jenkins. Also in the volume is a fascinating array of essays about Auden by leading scholars in the field, including Stan Smith and Katherine Bucknell, and the German scholar and close friend of Auden, David Luke. A further Supplement to B

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`this volume contains diverse kinds of scholarly material ... Like the first volume in the series, this collection will be an essential resource for all Auden scholars.'Lawrence Normand, Middlesex University, Review of English Studies, Vol. XLVIII, No. 189, Feb '97