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Author Wasley, Aidan

Title The Age of Auden : Postwar Poetry and the American Scene
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (281 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Abbreviations; Preface; Prologue: Auden in "Atlantis"; Part : I; 1 : A Way of Happening: Auden's American Presence; Part : II; 2 : Father of Forms: Merrill, Auden, and a Fable of Influence; 3 : The Gay Apprentice: Ashbery, Auden, and a Portraitof the Artist as a Young Critic; 4 : The Oold Ssources: Rich, Auden, and Making Something Happen; Epilogue: He Became His Admirers: Saying Goodbyeto Auden; Notes; Index
Summary W.H. Auden's emigration from England to the United States in 1939 marked more than a turning point in his own life and work--it changed the course of American poetry itself. The Age of Auden takes, for the first time, the full measure of Auden's influence on American poetry. Combining a broad survey of Auden's midcentury U.S. cultural presence with an account of his dramatic impact on a wide range of younger American poets--from Allen Ginsberg to Sylvia Plath--the book offers a new history of postwar American poetry. For Auden, facing private crisis and global catastrophe, moving to the United States became, in the famous words of his first American poem, a new "way of happening."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Influence
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Influence
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- History -- 20th century
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American poetry
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781400836352