Tag Archives: W H Auden

Biography of a Poem: W H Auden’s “September 1, 1939”

The Times has a review of a new book by Ian Sansom in its “Book of the Week” column. This is a “biography” of W H Auden’s poem “September 1, 1939” soon to celebrate its 80th birthday. The review by … Continue reading

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In the Beginning was the Waugh

Journalists and bloggers are making a practice of opening stories with quotes from or cites to the works of Evelyn Waugh. Here are two notable recent examples: The Guardian in a story about today’s match between England and Wales in … Continue reading

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Waugh in Review of Auden’s Collected Works

In the latest issue of The Weekly Standard, Edward Short reviews the the 6th and final volume of The Complete Works of W H Auden: Prose. This is edited by Edward Mendelson. Waugh is mentioned several times: One can agree … Continue reading

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