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  • 19th Century British Minor Poets

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499919455
    • Publisher: Delacorte Press
    • Published: 1966
  • Collected Poems

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394408958
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 1976
    Collects all the poems Auden wished to preserve, in the versions he approved as final, providing the full range of the great poet's work between 1930 and 1974
  • Forewords and Afterwords

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394483597
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 1973
    Critical essays illuminate the contemporary author's thoughts on literature, ideals, and creativity
  • Lectures on Shakespeare

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691102825
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: September 2002
    "W. H. Auden, poet and critic, will conduct a course on Shakespeare at the New School for Social Research beginning Wednesday. Mr. Auden has announced that in his course . . . he proposes to read all Shakespeare's plays in chronological order." The New York Times reported this item on September 27, 1946, giving notice of a rare opportunity to hear one of the century's great poets comment on one of the greatest poets of all time. Published here for the first time, these lectures now make Auden's thoughts on Shakespeare available widely.Painstakingly reconstructed by Arthur Kirsch from the notes of students who attended, primarily Alan Ansen, who became Auden's secretary and friend, the lectures afford remarkable insights into Shakespeare's plays as well as the sonnets.A remarkable lecturer, Auden could inspire his listeners to great feats of recall and dictation. Consequently, the poet's unique voice, often down to the precise details of his phrasing, speaks clearly and eloquently throughout this volume. In these lectures, we hear Auden alluding to authors from Homer, Dante, and St. Augustine to Kierkegaard, Ibsen, and T. S. Eliot, drawing upon the full range of European literature and opera, and referring to the day's newspapers and magazines, movies and cartoons. The result is an extended instance of the "live conversation" that Auden believed criticism to be. Notably a conversation between Auden's capacious thought and the work of Shakespeare, these lectures are also a prelude to many ideas developed in Auden's later prose--a prose in which, one critic has remarked, "all the artists of the past are alive and talking among themselves." Reflecting the twentieth-century poet's lifelong engagement with the crowning masterpieces of English literature, these lectures add immeasurably to both our understanding of Auden and our appreciation of Shakespeare.
  • Libretti and Other Dramatic Writings

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691033013
    • Publisher: PRINCETON UP
    • Published: July 1993
    W. H. Auden called opera the "last refuge of the High Style," and considered it the one art in which the grand manner survived the ironic levelings of modernity. He began writing libretti soon after he arrived in America in 1939 and abandoned his earlier attempts to write public, political drama. Opera gave him the opportunity to rise to the high style in public, not in an attempt to elevate his own status as a poet, but in service of the heroic voice of the singers. These works present their mythical actions with a direct intensity unlike anything in even his greatest poems. In this volume of Auden and Chester Kallman's libretti, extensive historical and textual notes trace the history of the production and revision of the works and provide full texts of early scenarios, as well as abandoned and rewritten scenes.Almost all the works included here were previously published in incomplete and often inaccessible editions--or were never published at all. The book prints for the first time the full text of Paul Bunyan, Auden's first libretto, which he wrote for music by Benjamin Britten. It also includes Auden and Kallman's The Rake's Progress, written for Igor Stravinsky, and Delia, written for Stravinsky but never set to music. The book continues with Auden and Kallman's two libretti written for music by Hans Werner Henze, Elegy for Young Lovers and The Bassarids, and their adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost, composed by Nicolas Nabokov. It also contains their translation of The Magic Flute, with its scenes reordered for greater dramatic coherence and added dialogue for sharper mythical significance, and their antimasque, The Entertainment of the Senses, for music by John Gardner.The book contains two radio plays--The Dark Valley, a monologue written by Auden alone, and The Rocking Horse Winner, written with James Stern and based on a story by D. H. Lawrence. Also included are the unpublished masque that Auden wrote for Kallman's twenty-second birthday, the unpublished versions of The Dutchess of Malfi that Auden prepared with Bertolt Brecht, scenarios for a film script and a libretto that were never completed, Auden's narrative for the medieval Play of Daniel, two narratives for documentary films, and his song lyrics written for Man of La Mancha before the producer decided to use a different lyricist.
  • Prolific and the Devourer

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780880014656
    • Publisher: Ecco Press
    • Published: June 1996
  • Prose (Volume III): 1949-1955

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691133263
    • Publisher: PRINCETON UP
    • Published: January 2008
    (Complete Works of W.H. Auden). This volume contains all of W.H. Auden's prose works from 1949 through 1955, including many little-known essays that exemplify his range, wit, depth, & wisdom. The book includes the complete text of Auden's first separately published prose book, 'The Enchafed Flood, or, The Romantic Iconography of the Sea,' followed by more than one hundred separate essays, reviews, introductions,& lectures, as well as a questionnaire (complete with his own answers) about the reader's fantasy version of Eden. Two reviews that Auden wrote for the New Yorker, but which the magazine never printed, appear here for the first time.
  • The Age Of Anxiety: A Baroque Ecologue

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 1947
    (1947). Slim 8vo. 1st American edition. Prvious owner's name inked to front pastedown. Darkening to leaves; dust soilng to top edge of text block. Soiling to d.j., edgewear with chips. VG/G.
  • The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679724841
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: December 1989
    Auden speaks of the poet and his craft as well as literary figures and their works and observations on life in general
  • The Infernal Machine and Other Plays

    By Jean Cocteau

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811200226
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: 1967
    Also includes Orpheus; The Eiffel Tower Wedding Party; The Knights of the Round Table; Bacchus; and the speaker's text of Oedipus Rex.
  • The Living Thoughts of Kierkegaard

    By Soren Kierkegaard

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322134
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: May 1999
    (New York Review Books Classics series). Poet W.H. Auden assembled this selection from Kierkegaard's work, which draws on both the Danish philosopher's many published works as well as his voluminous private journals. This celebrated anthology pertains to the main themes in Kierkegaard's oeuvre: his insistence on the irreducible subjectivity of truth, his dramatic presentation of the conflicts between the aesthetic, ethical, and religious ways of life, his analysis of despair and its relation to faith - while also doing justice to the extraordinary variety of his writings, which range from concise aphorisms to pedal-to-the-floor polemics. 245p.
  • The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

    By Bertolt Brecht

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780879231491
    • Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
    • Published: 1976
  • The Seven Deadly Sins

    By Angus Wilson

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780688116132
    • Publisher: Quill / William Morrow
    • Published: August 1992
    A collection of essays reissued thirty decades after its conception features some of the greatest writers of the century commenting on their favorite deadly sins--from W. H. Auden on Anger to Angus Wilson on Envy. 15,000 first printing. Reprint.
  • The Sorrows of Young Werther and Novella

    By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679729518
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 1990
    First published in 1774, The Sorrows of Young Werther inspired a mass cult of feelings and made its author one of the first literary celebrities. Goethe's story of a tormented young man whose fixation on an inaccessible woman culminates in tragedy may be read as a celebration of unfettered emotion or as a mercilessly accurate portrait of a man whosededication to pure gfeelingturns him into a monster.
  • The Viking Book of Aphorisms: A Personal Selection

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780880290562
    • Publisher: Dorset Press
    • Published: 1981
    One of the 20th century's greatest poets and a master literary anthologist have come together to produce this perennial Strand bestseller, a delightful and intelligent guide to quotations that express universal human truths.More than 3,000 pearls of wisdom by nearly 500 writers, from Socrates to Virginia Woolf, are presented here clustered by theme, and cross-referenced by author and key words. Originally published 1962. 431p.

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