Author: Wystan Hugh Auden
Publisher: London, Faber
Release Date: 1966
Genre: American literature
English-born poet, whose world view developed from youthful rebellion to rediscovered Anglo-Catholicism. In his work Auden reconciled tradition and modernism. Auden is widely considered among the greatest literary figures of the 20th century.
This is the companion volume to Auden's 'Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957.' It contains 'Paid on Both Sides,' 'Letter to Lord Byron,' 'New Year Letter,' 'For the Time Being,' 'The Sea and the Mirror' and 'The Age of Anxiety'.
Author: W. H. Auden
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date: 2009
Genre: English poetry
Edward Mendelson has significantly expanded his authoritative, chronological ordered edition of Auden's Selected Poems (first published in 1979), adding twenty items to the hundred in the original edition, and broadening the focus to reflect the wealth of forms, the rhetorical and tonal range, and the variousness of content in Auden's poetry, in the confines of one volume. In particular, there are newly included examples of Auden's mastery of light verse: the self-descriptive sequence of haiku called 'Profiles', the barbed wartime quatrains of 'Leap Before You Look', or 'Funeral Blues' itself. Also included are brief notes explaining references that may have become obscure, and a revised introduction drawing on recent additions to Auden scholarship.
Author: Wystan Hugh Auden
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date: 2007
In honor of the centennial of the poet's birth, a definitive anthology of works collects all of the poems Auden wished to preserve, in the versions he approved as final, providing the full range of the great poet's work between 1930 and 1974 and including such notable works as "Stop All the Clocks," "For the Time Being," "Musée des Beaux Arts," and "September 1, 1939." 15,000 first printing.
Author: John Ashbery
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Release Date: 2010
Genre: American poetry
This monumental work traces Ashbery's work from the start of his career to his establishment as the world's greatest living English-language poet. Beginning with Some Trees (1956), chosen by W.H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Prize, this volume spans a dozen of his most important collections.Ashbery supervised the publication of the present volume; he specified which variant readings he prefers, approved teh editor's correction of a few unambiguous typographical errors, and advised about stanza breaks where it is not clear from teh original printings whether a page break is also a stanza break--Note on the texts, p. 1007.
This prodigiously rich collection suggests that Raymond Carver was not only America’s finest writer of short fiction, but also one of its most large-hearted and affecting poets. Like Carver’s stories, the more than 300 poems in All of Us are marked by a keen attention to the physical world; an uncanny ability to compress vast feeling into discreet moments; a voice of conversational intimacy, and an unstinting sympathy. This complete edition brings together all the poems of Carver’s five previous books, from Fires to the posthumously published No Heroics, Please. It also contains bibliographical and textual notes on individual poems; a chronology of Carver’s life and work; and a moving introduction by Carver’s widow, the poet Tess Gallagher. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Release Date: 2016-07-12
From the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes this splendid collection. Inspired by vintage photographs, these five lyrical stories capture the surprising intersections of love and friendship that alter life's journeys. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection brims with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith. (With black-and-white photographs throughout.) From the Hardcover edition.