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Wystan Hugh Auden Edit Profile

poet

Wystan Auden was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Recipient Rollingen prize for poetry, 1953; National Book award for volunteer poetry The Shield of Achilles, 1956; Times Three, 1960; Alexander Droutsky Memorial award, 1959; Guinness poetry award, 1959; National Medal for Literature, 1967.

Background

Auden, Wystan Hugh was born on February 21, 1907. Son of George Augustus Auden. He was of British origin; American from 1946.

Career

Editor: (with John Garrett) Poets Tongue, 1935.

Works

  • play

    • On the Frontier

  • poems

    • Poems (1930)

    • Orators

    • City without Walls, and Many Other Poems

    • The Age of Anxiety

  • poetry

    • Another Time

  • Other Work

    • The Dance of Death (1933)

    • The Dog Beneath the Skin (1935)

    • The Ascent of F.6 (1936)

    • Spain (1937)

    • Journey to a War (1939)

    • Look, Stranger! (1936)

Connections

father:
George Augustus Auden

mother:
Constance Rosalie Bicknell Auden

Brother:
George Bernard Auden - farmer

Brother:
John Bicknell Auden - Geologist