Forewords and afterwords

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Random House, 1973 - Literary Collections - 529 pages
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The essays in this collection have been selected from two sources: reviews written for literary magazines, and introductions to new editions of other writers' works. The essays range over the centuries and Mr Auden's journalism reveals the same wit and intelligence that marked his poetry, though he once said that he wrote his poems for love while he earned his living by prose.

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The great modern poet also produced marvelous essays. This collection includes his meditations of Grimms fairy tales, Richard Wagner, Verdi, Shakespeare's sonnets, Edgar Allen Poe, and the modern Greek poet, CP Cavafy. Read full review

Contents

THE GREEKS AND US
3
AUGUSTUS TO AUGUSTINE
33
HERESIES
40
Copyright

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About the author (1973)

Alan Jacobs is the Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois. His books include "Original Sin: A Cultural History," "The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis," and "What Became of Wystan: Change and Continuity in Auden's Poetry.

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