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By Arthur Kirsch

One of the 20 th century’s most vital poets, W. H. Auden stands as an eloquent instance of somebody inside of whom suggestion and religion not just coexist yet certainly nourish one another. This ebook is the 1st to discover intimately how Auden’s spiritual religion helped him to come back to phrases with himself as an artist and as a guy, regardless of his early disinterest in faith and his homosexuality. Auden and Christianity shows additionally how Auden’s Anglican religion informs, and is usually the specific topic of, his poetry and prose.

Arthur Kirsch, a number one Auden pupil, discusses the poet’s boyhood non secular event and the works he wrote sooner than emigrating to the U.S. in addition to his formal go back to the Anglican Communion before everything of worldwide struggle II. Kirsch then specializes in Auden’s feedback and on ignored and underestimated works of the poet’s later years. via insightful readings of Auden’s writings and biography, Kirsch records that Auden’s religion and his non secular doubt have been the matrix of his paintings and life.

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