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About me1907-1973

When I was young, I wrote: "We must love one another or die." With age, I recognized the falsehood of this, and wrote: "We must love one another and die."

About my libraryHas been reconstructed using such sources as the Harry Ransom Center special collections at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1972, one year before I passed into thoughtless heaven, I sold most of my books in preparation for my removal to Oxford, where I had been offered a place to live by unanimous vote of the Governing Body at Christ Church. What remained of my library were those books that I couldn't bring myself to turn over to the bookseller. That is the collection that you will find cataloged here.



Real nameW. H. Auden

LocationIn thoughtless heaven.

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Member sinceFeb 2, 2008

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I wonder if you have encountered this book http://www.specialistauctions.com/auctiondetails.php?id=1590458 W H Auden Pennine Poet? Robert
thoughtless heaven lies closer than i realised.
Thank you very much for answering W.H. Auden. Very interesting to see those Legacy Libraries. I'll pas it on to a befriended Dutch Teacher of English.

Regards, LemonCakes
It's hard to believe that Auden didn't own a copy of Absent & Present by his lover Chester Kallman. Absent & Present is a book of love poems written by Kallman to Auden.

Seeing that your Library contains only books published up to the year in which W.H. Auden died, I would like to ask if this Library is a project to reconstruct Auden's Library for real or is it an imaginary Auden's library?

Being a curious one, I found this Library because I wanted to see the other three who own the Collected Verse of Lewis Carroll - 1932.
I found it decades ago in a secondhand bookshop in Cambridge.
It's been one of my most favored ever since.

Regards, LemonCakes
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