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The Auden generation literature and politics in England in the 1930"s by Samuel Lynn Hynes

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Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Auden, W. H. 1907-1973 -- Contemporaries,
  • English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century,
  • Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936,
  • Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSamuel Hynes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR479.P6 H9 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination430 p. ;
Number of Pages430
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4890958M
ISBN 100670140449
LC Control Number76023104

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Sep 01,  · The Auden Generation is thus about one of those many historical movements in politics and culture that never went anywhere. But the book is stronger than its subject, and offers what is probably one of the best available literary studies of radical poetry and criticism. And it is a very useful study of the regnant ideas of the cultural Left. The Auden Group or the Auden Generation is a group of British and Irish writers active in the s that included W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, and sometimes Edward Upward and Rex Warner. Buy The Auden Generation: Literature and Politics in England in the 's New Ed by Samuel Hynes (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Author: Samuel Hynes. The first systematic critical account was Monroe K. Spears' The Poetry of W. H. Auden: The Disenchanted Island (), "written out of the conviction that Auden's poetry can offer the reader entertainment, instruction, intellectual excitement, and a prodigal variety of aesthetic pleasures, all in a generous abundance that is unique in our time."Alma mater: Christ Church, Oxford.

"About feelings, fog and forebodings, about the sense of a birth of good against gathering odds, The Auden Generation is wonderfully accurate, never smart or superficial and always sympathetic. A good and necessary book." (Geoffrey Grigson Country Life) "His extremely lucid, readable and intelligent study of the literary history of England in the Thirties greatly enlarges the reader's view of Author: Samuel Hynes. Auden grew up in Birmingham, England and was known for his extraordinary intellect and wit. His first book, Poems, was published in with the help of T.S. Eliot. Just before World War II broke out, Auden emigrated to the United States where he met the . Samuel Hynes. Samuel Hynes is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature as Princeton University. Together with his earlier works- The Edwardian Turn of Mind and The Auden Generation- A War Imagined forms an important continuous study of the relationship between literature, the arts and th4e events of history during the first four decades of the twentieth century. Auden dominates, of course, with his carving out of a deep valley between "Escape-art" and the more urgently needed "Parable-art," but Hynes devotes equal energy to the alternative approaches—reportage, documentary films, outright propaganda—and to the individual dilemmas and fine distinctions of "left" faced by writers who were forced to Author: Samuel Hynes.