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Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many critics 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 ... more »

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  • ''the child unlucky in his little State,
    Some hearth where freedom is excluded,
    A hive whose honey is fear and worry,
    Feels calmer now and somehow assured of escape;''
    W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. In Memory of Sigmund Freud (l. 78-81). . . Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H....
  • ''It takes little talent to see clearly what lies under one's nose, a good deal of it to know in which direction to point that organ.''
    W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet. The Dyer's Hand, pt. 1, "Writing," (1962).
  • ''technique of unsettlement''
    W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. In Memory of Sigmund Freud (l. 46). . . Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H. Au...
  • ''No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.''
    W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet. The Dyer's Hand, pt. 1, "Writing," (1962).
  • ''An important Jew who died in exile.''
    W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. In Memory of Sigmund Freud (l. 24). . . Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H. Au...
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