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"Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest." -- W. H. Auden
Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 — 29 September 1973, ) who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet,The first definition of "Anglo-American" in the OED (2008 revision) is: "Of, belonging to, or involving both England (or Britain) and America." See also the definition "English in origin or birth, American by settlement or citizenship" in See also the definition "an American, especially a citizen of the United States, of English origin or descent" in See also the definition "a native or descendant of a native of England who has settled in or become a citizen of America, esp. of the United States" from The Random House Dictionary, 2009, available online atborn in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content. The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.

Auden grew up in Birmingham in a professional middle class family and read English literature at Christ Church, Oxford. His early poems, written in the late 1920s and early 1930s, alternated between telegraphic modern styles and fluent traditional ones, were written in an intense and dramatic tone, and established his reputation as a left-wing political poet and prophet. He became uncomfortable in this role in the later 1930s, and abandoned it after he moved to the United States in 1939, where he became an American citizen in 1946. His poems in the 1940s explored religious and ethical themes in a less dramatic manner than his earlier works, but still combined traditional forms and styles with new forms devised by Auden himself. In the 1950s and 1960s many of his poems focused on the ways in which words revealed and concealed emotions, and he took a particular interest in writing opera librettos, a form ideally suited to direct expression of strong feelings.

He was also a prolific writer of prose essays and reviews on literary, political, psychological and religious subjects, and he worked at various times on documentary films, poetic plays and other forms of performance. Throughout his career he was both controversial and influential. After his death, some of his poems, notably "Funeral Blues" ("Stop all the clocks") and "September 1, 1939", became widely known through films, broadcasts and popular media.

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Total Books: 127
The Complete Works of W H Auden Prose Volume V 1963-1968
2015 - The Complete Works of W H Auden Prose Volume V 1963-1968 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780691151717
ISBN-10: 0691151717
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Complete Works of W H Auden Prose Volume VI 1969-1973
2015 - The Complete Works of W H Auden Prose Volume VI 1969-1973 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780691164588
ISBN-10: 0691164584
Genre: Literature & Fiction

For the Time Being A Christmas Oratorio
2013 - For the Time Being a Christmas Oratorio [W.H. Auden: Critical Editions] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780691158273
ISBN-10: 0691158274
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Christian Books & Bibles

The Complete Works of W H Auden Prose Volume IV 1956-1962
2010 - The Complete Works of W H Auden Prose Volume IV 1956-1962 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780691147550
ISBN-10: 0691147558
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Collected Poems
2008 - Collected Poems (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439510124
ISBN-10: 1439510121

W H Auden Prose Volume III 1949-1955
2008 - W H Auden Prose Volume III 1949-1955 [The Complete Works of W.H. Auden] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780691133263
ISBN-10: 0691133263
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Cancion de cuna y otros poemas/ Lullaby and Other Poems
2007 - Cancion De Cuna Y Otros Poemas/ Lullaby and Other Poems [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788483462515
ISBN-10: 8483462516
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Sea and the Mirror  A Commentary on Shakespeare's The Tempest
2005 - The Sea and the Mirror a Commentary on Shakespeare's the Tempest [W.H. Auden: Critical Editions] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691123844
ISBN-10: 0691123845
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Havamal Words Of The High One
2004 - Havamal Words of the High One (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781419122934
ISBN-10: 1419122932
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Collected Auden
2004 - Collected Auden (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571221448
ISBN-10: 0571221440

Collected Shorter Poems 1957
2003 - Collected Shorter Poems 1957 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571087358
ISBN-10: 0571087353
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Juvenilia Poems 1922-1928
2003 - Juvenilia Poems 1922-1928 [W.H. Auden: Critical Editions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691102818
ISBN-10: 0691102813
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Otro tiempo
2002 - Otro Tiempo (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788487101939
ISBN-10: 8487101933

Collected Longer Poems
2002 - Collected Longer Poems (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375508752
ISBN-10: 0375508759
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Lectures on Shakespeare
2002 - Lectures on Shakespeare [W.H. Auden: Critical Editions] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691102825
ISBN-10: 0691102821
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Complete Works of WH Auden Prose Volume II 1939-1948
2002 - The Complete Works of Wh Auden Prose Volume II 1939-1948 [The Complete Works of W.H. Auden] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780691089355
ISBN-10: 0691089353
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Wh Auden Poems
2001 - Wh Auden Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571203482
ISBN-10: 0571203485
Genre: Literature & Fiction

W H Auden
1999 - W H Auden [Voice of the Poet - Audio Cassette] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780375405921
ISBN-10: 0375405925
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Prose and travel books in prose and verse
1997 - Prose and Travel Books in Prose and Verse [The complete works of W.H. Auden] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780571178995
ISBN-10: 0571178995

The Complete Works of W H Auden Prose and Travel Books in Prose and Verse 1926-1938
The Prolific and the Devourer
1996 - The Prolific and the Devourer (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780880014656
ISBN-10: 0880014652
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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1996 - Un Poema No Escrito [dichtung und wahrheit] (Other)
1990 - Journey to a War [Armchair Traveller Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
1977 - The Portable Romantic Poets Romantic Poets Blake to Poe [The Viking Portable Library] (Paperback)
Complete Poems of Wh Auden 002 [The Complete Works of W.H. Auden] (Hardcover)
Sue [Sycamore broadsheet] (Other)
Gedichte Poems [Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag] (Paperback)
Cartas De Islandia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Poemas [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)
La Mano Del Tenidor [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)