The Hidden Law

The Hidden Law

The Poetry of W.H. Auden

Book - 1993
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In this study - the fruit of a lifelong critical and imaginative engagement with W.H. Auden's works - Anthony Hecht identifies and traces consistent habits of thought and belief within the poet's extensive and varied writings and through his celebrated conversions and repudiations, literary and otherwise. Hecht acknowledges that Auden's poems both invite the intrusive scrutiny of the cryptographer and deny him access. Yet the readings he offers of poems from every phase of Auden's career, along with dramatic works and critical essays, manage to explicate and illuminate Auden's rich (and often cryptic) allusiveness without murdering to dissect.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993.
ISBN: 9780674390065
Branch Call Number: 821 AUD H
Characteristics: xi, 484 p. ; 25 cm.


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