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.
the first book of poetry I've ever bought and didn't like it. I have several degrees but this could have been written in Martian, for all I got out of it.Published 19 days ago by James G. Weber
Nothing wrong with the book seen from the literary perspective, but it was very chipped and with a lot of flaws from the transportation.Published 3 months ago by Carl-Wilhelm Siwers
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 7 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 7 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 7 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 15 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