W.H. Auden

W.H. Auden

Spoken-word CD - 2005
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Random House, Inc.

A remarkable series of audiobooks, featuring distinguished twentieth-century American poets reading from their own work. A first in audiobook publishing--a series that uses the written word to enhance the listening experience--poetry to be read as well as heard. Each audiobook includes rare archival recordings and a book with the text of the poetry, a bibliograohy, and commentary by J. D. McClatchy, the poet and critic, who is the editor of The Yale Review.

"A unique and happy venture in the cause of modern poetry; of distinct classroom and educational value, as well as a welcome treasure for home libraries."--Anthony Hecht

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) was one of the wittiest and most worldly of English poetry's great twentieth century masters. His work ranges from the political to the religious, from the urbane to the romantic. He is also, with his exhilarating lyrical power and his understanding of love and longing in all their sacred and profane guises, an exemplary champion of human wisdom in its encounter with the mysteries of experience. More than any other poet, Auden used his poetry as an instrument to study the massive forces, dramas, and upheavals of the twentieth century, and his work displays an astonishing range of voice and breadth of concern.

Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, 2005
ISBN: 9781415920305
Branch Call Number: BOOK CD 821.912 AUDEN
Characteristics: 1 audio disc (approximately 72 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (64 pages ; 18 cm)
Alternative Title: W. H. Auden


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