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September 1, 1939

W. H. Auden and the Afterlife of a Poem

Ian Sansom

In scrutinizing WH Auden’s September 1, 1939, Ian Sansom borrows two questions recommended by Auden himself for the study of a poem: ‘How does it work? And what kind of guy inhabits this poem?’ Sansom argues that this work offers a glimpse of the writer reinventing himself at a culminating moment in world affairs, and seeks to show why this poem is a masterpiece and how it has been incorporated into people’s lives.
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  • Publisher: 4th Estate
  • Year: 2020
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 350pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm
  • ISBN: 9780007557233
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.3kg
Product code:
517637
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