W.H. Audens Book of Light Verse W.H. Auden

ISBN: 9781590170892

Published: July 31st 2004

Paperback

556 pages


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W.H. Audens Book of Light Verse  by  W.H. Auden

W.H. Audens Book of Light Verse by W.H. Auden
July 31st 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 556 pages | ISBN: 9781590170892 | 8.14 Mb

Audens celebrated anthology of light verse is packed with surprising finds while also offering a striking rethinking of the poetic canon. Commissioned by Oxford University Press in the 1930s, when Audens own work was at its boldest, the book caughtMoreAudens celebrated anthology of light verse is packed with surprising finds while also offering a striking rethinking of the poetic canon.

Commissioned by Oxford University Press in the 1930s, when Audens own work was at its boldest, the book caught its original publisher off guard. For it is less a collection of humorous verses than a celebration of the popular voice in English, in which the work of great satirists like Swift and Byron keeps company with ballads, chanteys, ditties, nursery rhymes, street calls, bathroom graffiti, epitaphs, folk songs, vaudeville turns, limericks, and blues.

Turning away from the post-Romantic cult of the sentimental lyric, Auden features poetry that is clear, enjoyable, and, no matter its age, absolutely modern.This new edition includes previously censored poems, together with Audens remarkable introduction and a new preface by his literary executor, Edward Mendelson.



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