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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing
The problem with this book is that the man that is described does not fit with his oeuvre, or the sadness that was felt upon his passing. The author has, undoubtedly done his homework before putting ... Read full review
Review: AudenUser Review - Kathryn - Goodreads
A really fascinating portrait of one of my favorite poets, it made me return to my Collected Works, which is always fun, and illuminated a lot of the relationships that Auden alludes to in his work ... Read full review