W. H. Auden bibliography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a bibliography of books, plays, films, and libretti written, edited, or translated by the Anglo-American poet W. H. Auden (1907–1973). See the main entry for a list of biographical and critical studies and external links.

Publications by W. H. Auden[edit]

In the list below, works reprinted in the Complete Works of W. H. Auden are indicated by footnote references.

Books and selected pamphlets[edit]

Posthumous books[edit]

Note: These are works that Auden did not intend to publish

  • "The Prolific and the Devourer" (1939, prose; unfinished book; published in magazine form 1981, in book form, New York, 1993).[5]
  • Lectures on Shakespeare (1946–47, reconstructed and ed. by Arthur Kirsch, Princeton, 2001).

Anthologies edited by Auden[edit]

  • The Poet's Tongue (2-vol and 1-vol edns., with John Garrett, London, 1935; introduction reprinted[2]).
  • The Oxford Book of Light Verse (Oxford, 1938; introduction reprinted[2]) (dedicated to E. R. Dodds).
  • The Portable Greek Reader (New York, 1948; introduction reprinted[5]).
  • Poets of the English Language (5 vols., with Norman Holmes Pearson; New York, 1950; London, 1952; introduction reprinted[5]).
  • The Faber Book of Modern American Verse (London, 1956; US edn., The Criterion book of Modern American Verse); introduction reprinted.[3]
  • The Viking Book of Aphorisms (with Louis Kronenberger; New York, 1964; UK edn., The Faber Book of Aphorisms); introduction reprinted.[3]
  • Nineteenth-Century British Minor Poets (New York, 1966; UK edn. Nineteenth-Century Minor Poets).

Film scripts and opera libretti[edit]

Edited selections of individual authors[edit]

  • A Selection from the Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (New York, 1944; UK edn. Tennyson: An Introduction and a Selection, London, 1946); introduction reprinted.[5]
  • Selected Prose and Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe (New York, 1950; rev. edn., 1956); introduction reprinted.[5]
  • The Living Thoughts of Kierkegaard (New York, 1952; UK edn., Kierkegaard: Selected and Introduced by W. H. Auden, London, 1955); introduction reprinted.[3]
  • A Choice of De La Mare's Verse (London, 1963); introduction reprinted.[4]
  • Louis MacNeice, Selected Poems (London, 1964).
  • George Gordon, Lord Byron, Selected Poetry and Prose (New York, 1966).
  • G. K. Chesterton: A Selection from His Non-Fictional Prose (London, 1970).

Translations[edit]

Editions published after Auden's death[edit]

  • Collected Poems (1976, new edns. 1991, 2007, ed. by Edward Mendelson; Auden's final revisions).
  • The English Auden: Poems, Essays, and Dramatic Writings, 1927-1939 (1977, ed. by Edward Mendelson).
  • Selected Poems (1979, expanded edn. 2007, ed. by Edward Mendelson; includes earlier versions and discarded poems).
  • Plays and Other Dramatic Writings, 1927-1938 (1989, first vol. of The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, ed. by Edward Mendelson).[1]
  • Libretti and Other Dramatic Writings, 1939-1973 (1993, second vol. of The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, ed. by Edward Mendelson).[9]
  • Tell Me the Truth About Love: Ten Poems (1994, later UK edns. have 15 poems).
  • Juvenilia: Poems 1922-1928 (1994, ed. by Katherine Bucknell; expanded edn. 2003).
  • As I Walked Out One Evening: Songs, Ballads, Lullabies, Limericks, and Other Light Verse (1995, ed. by Edward Mendelson).
  • Prose and Travel Books in Prose and Verse: Volume I, 1926-1938 (1997, third vol. of The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, ed. by Edward Mendelson).[2]
  • W.H. Auden: Poems selected by John Fuller, (2000).
  • Prose, Volume II: 1939-1948 (2002, fourth vol. of The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, ed. by Edward Mendelson).[5]
  • The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" (2003, ed. by Arthur Kirsch).
  • Prose, Volume III: 1949-1955 (2008, fifth vol. of The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, ed. by Edward Mendelson).[3]
  • Prose, Volume IV: 1956-1962 (2010, sixth vol. of The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, ed. by Edward Mendelson).[4]
  • The Age of Anxiety (2011, ed. by Alan Jacobs)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Auden, W. H. and Christopher Isherwood; ed. by Edward Mendelson (1988). Plays and other dramatic writings by W. H. Auden, 1928-1938. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-06740-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Auden, W. H.; ed. by Edward Mendelson (1996). Prose and travel books in prose and verse, Volume I: 1926-1938. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-06803-8. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Auden, W. H.; ed. by Edward Mendelson (2008). Prose, Volume III: 1949-1955. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-13326-3. 
  4. ^ a b c d Auden, W. H.; ed. by Edward Mendelson (2010). Prose, Volume IV: 1956-1962. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-14755-0. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Auden, W. H.; ed. by Edward Mendelson (2002). Prose, Volume II: 1939-1948. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-08935-3. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Donald (ed) (1991). Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten, Vol. 1 1929-39. London: Faber & Faber. ISBN 0-571-15221X. , p. 316
  7. ^ Rice, Tom (May 2008). "God's Chillun". Colonial Film. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Mitchell (1991): p. 317
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Auden, W. H. and Chester Kallman; ed. by Edward Mendelson (1993). Libretti and other dramatic writings by W. H. Auden, 1939–1973. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-03301-3. 

External links[edit]