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The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene

Aidan Wasley

Abstract

W. H. Auden's emigration from England to the United States in 1939 marked more than a turning point in his own life and work—it changed the course of American poetry itself. This book takes, for the first time, the full measure of Auden's influence on American poetry. Combining a broad survey of Auden's midcentury U.S. cultural presence with an account of his dramatic impact on a wide range of younger American poets—from Allen Ginsberg to Sylvia Plath—the book offers a new history of postwar American poetry. For Auden, facing private crisis and global catastrophe, moving to the United States b ... More

Keywords: American poetry, American poets, W. H. Auden, American poetic tradition, James Merrill, John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691136790
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691136790.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aidan Wasley, author
University of Georgia

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