A near fine copy, tight clean and unmarked. Synopsis: For many years there existed a general feeling that the selection made by Auden himself in 1968 was far from satisfactory. It was too short to provide a full introduction to such a large body of work; perhaps it was too weighted in favour of the later poetry; at the time it was made some famous poems, or portions of poems were still under an embargo imposed by Auden himself which remained in force until his death.
Selected Poems: Rossetti
"The first Selected from 'England's most important living poet" - "The Times". "Hill so entirely eclipses most of his contemporaries that it seems meaningless to rank in relation to them. Trumpets should be blown, garlands made...loquacious, playful, wildly comic...poignant. His greatness is as certain as that of the poets he invokes" - "Daily Telegraph".
Louis MacNeice's prescription is designed to look ordinary, rather than esoteric. This work states that very little poetry can claim to meet these specifications, stringent in their very wideness. It tells how MacNeice's work matches the world he famously described as 'incorrigibly plural'.
Title: Selected Poems Binding: Paperback Author: Frank O'Hara Publisher: CARCANET PRESS/PN REVIEW
Edward mendelson has significantly expanded his authoritative, chronological ordered edition of auden s selected poems (first published in 1979), adding twenty items to the hundred in the original edition, and broadening the focus to reflect the wealth of forms, the rhetorical and tonal range, and the variousness of content in auden s poetry, in the confines of one volume.