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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures$
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Ron Johnston

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264584

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.001.0001

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Auden Unparadized

Auden Unparadized

Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

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(p.68) (p.69) Auden Unparadized
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures
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SEAMUS PERRY

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0004

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

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