Here I sense Auden's poetry spoke with a clarity and sense rare especially in his own time.
In this particular edition the editor included all of the poems that Auden selected as his best, but in their original forms.
The poems are arranged in a roughly chronological order...once again, the way that Auden himself preferred.
As a retired English teacher, I looked forward to having the time to truly acquaint myself with all of Auden's poems having almost memorized the half-dozen or so that typically... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. M. Ewing
Given Auden was greatest English poet of his generation this is a volume one should not be without. True, Auden cut out some poems such as Spain, this one apparently for its... Read morePublished 3 months ago by E.F. Roberts
He never won the Nobel but he was a fine 20th century English poet. I highly recommend him to anyone who likes to read.Published 3 months ago by Dennis Todd
I was disappointed in the quality of this book. The paper is horrid and the typeface was faint in places. Read morePublished 11 months ago by ann collins
If you know who Auden is, and find him to your taste, this is a superb collection that will not disappoint. Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by ben lynch
This, among books this reviewer has bothered to purchase from a bookstore new, is the SOLE volume I've ever taken back out of disgust. Read morePublished on February 18, 2009 by Alaric
I consider Auden to be one of the most important poets of last century. As it happened, he was also found from a movie (my other passion) 'Four Funerals and One Wedding'. Read morePublished on February 7, 2009 by onni4me
This is a poet who has no emotional or spiritual depth. He is poet of shame. His sarcasm and wit is anything but remarkable. Read morePublished on June 24, 2006 by Anthony Johnson
Since the first time I read Auden's "The Unknown Citizen" in the 10th grade, I have been captivated by his writing style and the pure emotion his poems express. Read morePublished on October 7, 2005 by Gretchen