Auden Unparadized


in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264584
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734069 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Auden Unparadized

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This lecture presents the text of the speech about English poet W.H. Auden delivered by the author at the 2008 Chatterton Lecture on Poetry held at the British Academy. It discusses criticism on Auden as a poet who somehow lived beyond the early moment of his greatest and most amazing genius, and as one whose latest effort represented nothing less than the decline and fall of modernist poetry. The lecture also provides a critical analysis of some of Auden's most notable works.

Keywords: W.H. Auden; English poet; modernist poetry; Chatterton Lecture; British Academy

Chapter.  35 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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