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  • Published: 22 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446425916
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Auden




Auden's dedication as a writer was matched only by his commitment to challenging the received view of political and personal life. The definitive biography goes beyond a study of the great poet to create a vibrant and masterful commentary on Auden's work, ideas and life within the context of the wars, ideologies, spiritual quests and sexual attitudes of this century.

  • Published: 22 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446425916
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Richard Davenport-Hines

Richard Davenport-Hines was born in 1953 and lives in London. His first book was awarded the Wolfson Prize for History and Biography in 1985. He is the author of Auden, Sex, Death and Punishment,The Macmillans, Gothic and The Pursuit of Oblivion.

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Praise for Auden

A refreshing and convincing all-round portrait of the greatest English poet of this century, warts and all

Independent on Sunday

Davenport-Hines has done Auden the honour of trying to see him whole - as a youth, in the 1930s, in wartime and in that extended afterwards

Times Literary Supplement

Literary biography at its best

Sunday Telegraph

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