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Author photo. Photo from 1945 (Poetry since 1939, British Council)

Photo from 1945 (Poetry since 1939, British Council)

W. H. Auden (1907–1973)

Author of Selected Poems

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12,208 (38,860)4711,441 (3.96)890
Selected Poems 1,457 copies, 8 reviews
Collected Poems 1,342 copies, 11 reviews
Tell Me the Truth About Love 513 copies, 9 reviews
The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays 437 copies, 8 reviews
Viking Book of Aphorisms: A Personal Selection (Editor) 332 copies, 5 reviews
The Portable Greek Reader (Editor) 320 copies, 1 review
Auden: Poems 289 copies, 1 review
Selected poetry of W. H. Auden 269 copies, 1 review
Letters from Iceland 210 copies, 4 reviews
Forewords and Afterwords 189 copies, 1 review
The Oxford Book of Light Verse (Editor) 165 copies, 2 reviews
As I Walked Out One Evening 163 copies, 2 reviews
An Elizabethan song book (Editor) 129 copies, 3 reviews
Another Time 94 copies, 1 review
Journey to a War (Author) 91 copies, 1 review
The Elder Edda: A Selection (Translator) 84 copies
The Seven Deadly Sins 76 copies, 1 review
Thank You, Fog 59 copies
The Faber Book of Aphorisms (Editor) 56 copies
Nones 41 copies, 1 review
Homage to Clio 41 copies, 1 review
The Rake's Progress {score} 40 copies, 17 reviews
Poems 40 copies
About the house 39 copies, 2 reviews
Look, Stranger! 35 copies
Norse Poems 33 copies, 1 review
The Selected Writings of Sydney Smith (Editor; Introduction; Introduction) 31 copies
Academic Graffiti 30 copies, 2 reviews
The Shield of Achilles 29 copies, 2 reviews
19th century British minor poets (Editor) 21 copies, 1 review
Some Poems 16 copies
Selected Essays 15 copies
The Intent of The Critic (Contributor; Contributor) 13 copies
New year letter 13 copies
Shorts 12 copies
I Believe 8 copies
Spain 5 copies, 1 review
Musee des Beaux Arts {poem} 4 copies, 1 review
The Bassarids {vocal score} (Librettist) 4 copies
Mountains 4 copies
The Bassarids {libretto} (Librettist) 4 copies
Poesie 3 copies
The Griffin 2 copies, 1 review
The Bassarids {unspecified} (Librettist) 2 copies
Saggi 2 copies
In Memory of W. B. Yeats 2 copies, 1 review
Early Auden 2 copies
Poezje 2 copies
The Bassarids {full score} (Librettist) 1 copy
Night Mail 1 copy
Poetry 1 copy
Postscript 1 copy
Two songs 1 copy
Sonnet 1 copy
Poems 1 copy
Poems 1 copy
Ballad {poem} 1 copy, 1 review
The Sonnets (Introduction, some editions) 6,861 copies, 53 reviews
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Translator, some editions) 6,544 copies, 99 reviews
The Art of Eating (Introduction) 1,599 copies, 18 reviews
Complete Poems (Introduction, some editions; Narrator, some editions) 1,544 copies, 23 reviews
Markings (Introduction, Translator, some editions) 1,447 copies, 9 reviews
Italian Journey: 1786-1788 (Translator, some editions) 896 copies, 13 reviews
The Golden Key (Afterword, some editions) 582 copies, 20 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 392 copies
The Star Thrower (Introduction, some editions) 381 copies, 4 reviews
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 328 copies, 3 reviews
The Spy's Bedside Book (Contributor) 301 copies, 1 review
Brand (Introduction, some editions) 294 copies, 3 reviews
Don Giovanni [libretto] (Translator, some editions) 249 copies, 4 reviews
The Lure of the Limerick (Contributor) 239 copies, 6 reviews
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (Contributor, some editions) 215 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (Contributor) 201 copies, 2 reviews
The Sorrows of Young Werther / Novella (Translator, some editions) 201 copies, 4 reviews
Intimate Journals (Introduction, some editions) 191 copies, 1 review
The Living Thoughts of Kierkegaard (Editor) 177 copies, 2 reviews
The Desire & Pursuit of the Whole (Foreword, some editions) 159 copies, 1 review
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 157 copies, 19 reviews
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Translator, some editions) 152 copies, 1 review
Selected Works (Everyman's Library) (Translator) 150 copies, 1 review
Don Giovanni [catch-all] (Translator, some editions) 136 copies, 5 reviews
The American scene (Introduction, some editions) 129 copies, 2 reviews
Poets of World War II (Contributor) 118 copies, 2 reviews
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (Contributor) 116 copies, 2 reviews
Adrienne Rich's Poetry [Norton Critical Edition] (Contributor) 108 copies, 1 review
Selected Poems (Editor) 100 copies
Letters from Italy (Translator) 80 copies, 2 reviews
Best SF: 1973 (Contributor) 66 copies, 1 review
Religious Drama 1 (Contributor) 66 copies
Don Giovanni [vocal score] (Translator, some editions) 65 copies
The Protestant Mystics (Introduction, some editions) 64 copies
Evening Land (Translator, some editions) 51 copies, 3 reviews
Times Three (Foreword) 50 copies, 1 review
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (Contributor) 40 copies, 1 review
Antiworlds, and the fifth ace; poetry (Foreword, some editions) 31 copies
Antiworlds (Translator) 31 copies
Tales of Grimm and Andersen (Introduction) 29 copies
The Book Lovers (Contributor) 24 copies
The Magic Circle: Stories and People in Poetry (Contributor) 23 copies, 1 review
A. E. Housman: A Collection of Critical Essays (Contributor) 19 copies, 1 review
A Change of World: Poems (Introduction, some editions) 18 copies
A Choice of de la Mare's Verse (Introduction; Editor) 16 copies
The Great Operas of Mozart (Translator) 15 copies
Collected Poems (Translator) 15 copies
Choice of Verse (Editor) 14 copies
On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics (Contributor, some editions) 13 copies, 1 review
Poetry in Crystal (Contributor) 12 copies
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse (Contributor) 10 copies
Two Addresses (Translator) 10 copies
Alfabet op de rug gezien (Contributor) 8 copies
Selection from His Non-fictional Prose (Editor) 7 copies, 1 review
Perspectives on poetry (Contributor) 5 copies
Selected Ballads (Author) 4 copies
A Crackling of Thorns. Foreword By W.H. Auden (Foreword, some editions) 3 copies
Voor Mevr. en Mr. Naaktgeboren (Contributor) 2 copies

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W. H. Auden was born in northern England in 1907, attended Gresham's School, Norfolk, then Oxford. He began writing at school, and continued energetically at university, becoming central figure of the so-called "Auden Group." After spending the 1930's mostly writing and travelling, he emigrated to the USA in 1939 and was naturalized in 1946, but returned to Oxford to live in 1972. Auden's reputation bloomed early, and he was regarded as a major poet from his twenties onward. From 1958 he spent the summers in his farmhouse in Kirchstetten, Austria, where he was buried after dying in Vienna in 1973.
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