A lucid introduction to a great poet of our century from an internationally recognised Auden expert.
Description: One of the major poets of the twentieth century, with enormous influence on succeeding generations of poets, Auden's lifetime spanned two world wars and continued into the 1970s. In this accessible guide to Auden's life and work, Stan Smith offers readers the fruits of his extensive knowedge and advanced research, informing this study witha wider understanding - not only of the literary, social and cultural climate in which Auden lived and wrote, but also of the literary tadition to which he so richly contributed. Enriched by an awareness of modern critical theoretical approaches, Smith's stimulating text offers the reader famaliar with Auden no less than the newcomer to the poet fresh insights into Auden's significance both in his own time and today.
..a compressed survey..
Author: Smith, Stan