HAPPY BIRTHDAY, W.H.AUDEN !

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(1.) ”ART IS BORN OF
HUMILIATION.”
(2.) ”A REAL BOOK IS NOT ONE
THAT WE READ, BUT ONE THAT
READS US.”
(3.) ”ALL SINS TEND TO BE
ADDICTIVE, AND THE TERMINAL
POINT OF ADDICTION IS
DAMNATION.”
W.H.AUDEN
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W.H.AUDEN, Anglo-American Poet
n
Essayist, Was Born This Day,
February 21,1907 In
York,England.
A Highly Innovative And
Influential
Author Of 20th-Cent. , Auden’s
Poetry Bears The Stamp Of
‘POETRY
OF SOCIAL CONCERN’.
Themes Like
Political-Scenario, Economical
Plight(esp.the great depression
times) , Moral
Psychology , Issues of Love n
Relationship, Questions of
Human Rationale n Scientific
Advancement. . . . . .et.al Are Well
Explored Plus
Commented Upon In Verse Form.
In Short, Auden Touched Upon
Everything Of Urgency
Irrespective Of The Subject Into
His Poems n Essays.
This Exemplary Range We Rarely
Find In Other Poets Whether They
Be A Eliot or A Yeats (the two
poets who are placed above
Auden In The Pantheon of 20th-
cent. POETS writing in English
Language) !
That Was What We Call Auden’s
Versatility !
Born in York,England and Went
to Gresham’s School n Christ
Church,OXFORD, Auden Started
Composing Poems Since
Schooldays and had had his
poems published in 1928 n Later
In Anthology Form In 1930.
‘ANOTHER TIME’ , ‘FUNERAL
BLUES’ ,
‘AGE OF ANXIETY’ are Some Of The
Most Critically Acclaimed And
Popular Poems Ever Written In
English Language !
More Than Any Poet Of His
Generation,Auden Was Greatly
Influenced By The Great
Psychologist,SIGMUND FREUD and
Had Taken Freud’s Views As A
Central Tool For A Close
Examination of Everything That
Happens Around us.
Marxism Was The Second Guiding
Principle For Auden And Was a
Core Tenet Amongst Others, For
Describing The Changing Faces
Of
Economy In His Native Land.
Fond of Music, Auden’s Grasp
Over
The Multi Layered Nature Of
Language , Was Simply Flawless !
The Lyrical Tone Is Matchless !
Auden’s Two Poems In Form Of
Tribute/Homage To Two Leading
Figures Of His Time, Highlight
Auden’s Power Over Elegiac
Tenor :
In Memory Of (W.B.YEATS n
SIGMUND FREUD).
Very Much Stylistic, Auden Kept
Fusing The Traditional And
Modern
i.e. His Own Invented Forms ,And
That Makes
Him Technically Superb.
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