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W. H. Auden

Poet (21-Feb-1907 — 29-Sep-1973)


Joseph W. Beach. The Making of the Auden Canon. University of Minnesota Press. 1957. 315pp.

John G. Blair. The Poetic Art of W. H. Auden. Princeton University Press. 1965. 210pp.

B. C. Bloomfield. W. H. Auden: A Bibliography: The Early Years Through 1955. University Press of Virginia. 1964. 171pp. For the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia.

B. C. Bloomfield; Edward Mendelson. W. H. Auden: A Bibliography, 1924-1969. University Press of Virginia. 1973. 420pp. For the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia.

Alan Bold (editor). W. H. Auden: The Far Interior. Barnes & Noble. 1985. 223pp.

Richard R. Bozorth. Auden's Games of Knowledge: Poetry and the Meanings of Homosexuality. Columbia University Press. 2001. 340pp.

Frederick Buell. W. H. Auden as a Social Poet. Cornell University Press. 1973. 196pp.

Edward Callan. Auden: A Carnival of Intellect. Oxford University Press. 1983. 299pp.

Humphrey Carpenter. W. H. Auden: A Biography. Houghton Mifflin. 1981. 495pp.

Thekla Clark. Wystan and Chester: A Personal Memoir of W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman. Faber & Faber. 1995.

Nirmal Dass. Rebuilding Babel: The Translations of W. H. Auden. Rodopi. 1993. 194pp.

Richard Davenport-Hines. Auden. New York: Pantheon Books. 1995.

Dennis Davison. W. H. Auden. Evans Brothers. 1970. 174pp.

Rainer Emig. W. H. Auden: Towards a Postmodern Poetics. Macmillan. 2000. 250pp.

Dorothy J. Farnan. Auden in Love: The Intimate Story of a Lifelong Love Affair. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1984. 257pp. His relationship with Chester Kallman.

Peter Edgerly Firchow. W. H. Auden: Contexts for Poetry. University of Delaware Press. 2002. 274pp.

John Fuller. A Reader's Guide to W. H. Auden. London: Thames and Hudson. 1970. 288pp.

John Fuller. W. H. Auden: A Commentary. Princeton University Press. 1998. 613pp.

Martin E. Gingerich. W. H. Auden: A Reference Guide. G. K. Hall. 1977. 145pp.

Herbert Greenberg. Quest for the Necessary: W. H. Auden and the Dilemma of Divided Consciousness. Harvard University Press. 1968. 209pp.

Piotr K. Gwiazda. James Merrill and W. H. Auden: Homosexuality and Poetic Influence. Palgrave Macmillan. 2007. 216pp.

John Haffenden. W. H. Auden: The Critical Heritage. Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1983. 535pp.

Anthony Hecht. The Hidden Law: The Poetry of W. H. Auden. Harvard University Press. 1993. 484pp.

Paul Hendon. The Poetry of W. H. Auden: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism. Macmillan. 2000. 208pp.

Richard Hoggart. Auden: An Introductory Essay. London: Chatto & Windus. 1951. 256pp.

Richard Hoggart. W. H. Auden. Longmans, Green. 1957. 48pp. For the British Council.

Alan Jacobs. What Became of Wystan? Change and Continuity in Auden's Poetry. University of Arkansas Press. 1999. 184pp.

Randall Jarrell. Randall Jarrell on W. H. Auden. Columbia University Press. 2005. 192pp.

Richard Johnson. Man's Place: An Essay on Auden. Cornell University Press. 1973. 251pp.

Wendell Stacy Johnson. W. H. Auden. Continuum. 1990. 175pp.

Alan Levy. W. H. Auden: In the Autumn of the Age of Anxiety. Permanent Press. 1983. 150pp.

Edward Mendelson. Early Auden. Viking Press. 1981. 407pp.

Edward Mendelson. Later Auden. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1999. 570pp.

Gerald B. Nelson. Changes of Heart: A Study of the Poetry of W. H. Auden. University of California Press. 1969. 152pp.

Charles Osborne. W. H. Auden: The Life of a Poet. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1979. 336pp.

Tony Sharpe. W. H. Auden. Routledge. 2007. 162pp.

Stan Smith (editor). The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 261pp.

Monroe K. Spears. The Poetry of W. H. Auden: The Disenchanted Island. Oxford University Press. 1963. 404pp.

Monroe K. Spears. Auden: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1964. 192pp.

Stephen Spender (editor). W. H. Auden: A Tribute. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1975. 255pp.

Sherill Tippins. February House: The Story of W. H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, and Gypsy Rose Lee, Under One Roof In Wartime America. Houghton Mifflin. 2005. 224pp.

George T. Wright. W. H. Auden. Twayne. 1969. 180pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.22)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.27)

  9. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.64)

  10. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.26)

  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.32)

  12. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.58)

  13. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.77)

  14. Webster's American Biographies (p.45)

  15. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.15)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.28)

  17. Twentieth Century Authors (p.51)

  18. Current Biography, 1971 Yearbook (pp.14-17)

  19. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.44)

  20. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.7)

  21. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.63)

  22. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.22)

  23. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.37)

  24. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.26)

  25. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.194)

  26. International Who's Who 1960 (p.41)

  27. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.22)

  28. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.19)

  29. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.26)

  30. Legends in Their Own Time (p.13)

  31. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.25)

  32. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.15)

  33. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.17)

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