"Making of the Auden canon " was first published in 1957. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. No poet writing in English is more representative of the intellectual trends of the thirties and ...
"Making of the Auden canon " was first published in 1957. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. No poet writing in English is more representative of the intellectual trends of the thirties and forties than W. H. Auden. British born, Oxford educated, American by naturalization, and now returned to Oxford to occupy the chair of poetry, he is widely regarded as the spiritual guide and keeper of the conscience of the age, at the same time that he exemplifies the gradual passage from ideological left to right so characteristic of the period. This study of Auden's poetry and revisions has far-reaching implications for an understanding not only of Auden's own writing but that of his contemporaries as well. Considering that 1945 "Collected Poetry " as the Auden canon, or authorized version of the poems, Mr. Beach examines the process by which Auden selected poems to be admitted to the canon. He shows that the poet eliminated many that were at odds with his later style and thought, discreetly revised others to bring them into line, and, at the same time, left unaltered some of the pieces from his unregenerate days. Auden's system of selection and revision reflects the winding course of his thought, and, by tracing this course, Mr. Beach endeavors to penetrate the poet's diverse masks in an effort to get at the identity of t he man himself.
Good. 1957 Hardcover First Edition. viii, 315 p. "Facts in regard to W.H. Auden's procedure in making up the texts of the Collected poetry, Random House, 1945 and the Collected shorter poems, Faber and Faber, 1950."; Bibliography: p. 301-303. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Good in Fair dust jacket. Pages unmarked-with former library stamps on edges, and at rear; jacket unclipped, and now in library-issued protective mylar---A good reading copy. Poetry & Poetics; Ex-Library; 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Beach examines Auden's poetry and revisions and the process by which Auden seleced poems to be admitted to the canon. Very Good in yellow cloth in a Very Good dust jacket, modest edge wear. 315pp.
VG/This book has a dust jacket. Book 315pp. Book VG condition, vvery solid tight book, clean inside and out, dj lightly chipped and rubbed. Original price present on dj. Tiny signature and 1966 date on flyleaf.
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