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Random House, Feb 22, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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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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User 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


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

British critic and author Davenport-Hines (The MacMillans, not reviewed, etc.) brings very English gusto and insight to this biography of the poet. Igor Stravinsky observed of Wystan Hugh Auden ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Richard Davenport-Hines was born in 1953 and lives in London.

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