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Edward Mendelson is the literary executor of the Estate of W. H. Auden, and the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. His books include Moral Agents, The Things That Matter, and Lives of the New York Intellectuals.

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Associated Works

Selected Poems (1979) — Redaktør — 1,740 eksemplarer
Collected Poems (1976) — Redaktør; Redaktør — 1,512 eksemplarer
Tono-Bungay (1909) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1,143 eksemplarer
Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll (2000) — Redaktør — 901 eksemplarer
Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear (2001) — Redaktør — 464 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Light Verse (1938) — Forord, nogle udgaver193 eksemplarer
The Prolific and the Devourer (1981) — Preface, nogle udgaver96 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1946
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA

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To be frank, I am not very interested in Auden's poetry, but I am interested in the man, and although I also have the Auden biography by Humphrey Carpenter, I bought this book as it seems to contain so much biographical information.

I am also more interested in the young Auden than the early Auden, and of course the group of friends at the time of their budding friendship. It was entirely serendipitous that I was reading Christopher Isherwood's Lions & Shadows. An education in the Twenties, which is also mentioned, at almost the same time. As these two books cover about the same periods, the Twenties.

Edward Mendelson's Early Auden cover the period up to 1938, which biographically is the most interesting period and covers some of his travels to China and their stay in Germany, where he watched the rise of fascism. This period between schooling and the outbreak of the war is also the period of discovering his homosexuality and the development of life-long friendships with Isherwood and other writers and thinkers of the period.

Mendelson gives in-depth psychological explanations for the development and maturing of Auden's poetry, with many excerpts to illustrate. The book can be read as a biography of the young Auden, with a lot of attention given to his poetry.

Very well-written and very well done.
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edwinbcn | Dec 30, 2021 |
could easily make a reading list from each of the eight mentioned
 
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Overgaard | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 6, 2021 |
This is an interesting reading of several classic novels, and as a trade publication, it reads a bit more quickly than an academic monograph. I do think that some of his readings are a bit flawed, and his take on Emily Bronte seems way too generous. But that's me talking shop. If you like classics and talking books, give this a shot.
 
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DrFuriosa | 4 andre anmeldelser | Dec 4, 2020 |
Portraits of eight American writers with both biographical and critical remarks. A refreshing read for those interested in some of the best of twentieth century literature.
 
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jwhenderson | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 27, 2015 |

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