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Author McDiarmid, Lucy

Title Auden's Apologies for Poetry
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014

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Description 1 online resource (197 pages)
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Contents Cover -- Contents
Summary Common wisdom has it that when Auden left England for New York in January 1939, he had already written his best poems. He left behind (most critics believe) all the idealisms of the 1930s and all serious concerns to become an unserious poet, a writer of ingenious, agreeable, minor lyrics. Lucy McDiarmid argues that such readers, spoiled by the simple intensities of apocalypse, distort and misjudge Auden's greatest work. She shows that once Auden was freed from the obligation to criticize and reform the society of his native country, he devoted his imaginative energies to commentary on art
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Subject Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Aesthetics
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Aesthetics
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
Poetry.
poetry.
POETRY -- American -- General.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Poetry.
Aesthetics
Poetry
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781400860845
1400860849