Presentation: «The poetry of Wystan Hugh Auden»

Presentation: «The poetry of Wystan Hugh Auden»


English poet, playwright, and critic W.H. Auden exerted a major influence on the poetry of the 20th century. Auden grew up in Birmingham, England and was known for his extraordinary intellect and wit. Just before World War II broke out, Auden emigrated to the United States and made his life there. Auden won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for The Age of Anxiety. Much of his poetry is concerned with moral issues and evidences a strong political, social, and psychological context. While the teachings of Marx and Freud weighed heavily in his early work, they later gave way to religious and spiritual influences. In this talk we look at Auden’s life, influences, major works, how he has influenced others, and how he is remembered today. Please join us on Saturday, August 4 at 4 p.m. Led by a native speaker from England. (in English)

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