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Auden, Wystan Hugh

Edward Mendelson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199544486
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Auden, Wystan Hugh

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Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907–1973), poet and writer, was born at 54 Bootham, York, on 21 February 1907, the youngest of three children (all sons) of George Augustus Auden (1872–1957), general practitioner, and his wife, Constance Rosalie, née Bicknell (1869–1941). His parents were devout high Anglicans, especially his mother, who had trained as a missionary nurse before meeting ...

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