September 1, 1939 (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2020-08-20
Förlag
Fourth Estate Ltd
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 28 mm
Vikt
220 g
ISBN
9780007557233
September 1, 1939 (häftad)

September 1, 1939

W. H. Auden and the Afterlife of a Poem

Häftad,  Engelska, 2020-08-20
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This is a book about a poet, about a poem, about a city, and about a world at a point of change. More than a work of literary criticism or literary biography, it is a record of why and how we create and respond to great poetry. This is a book about a poet W. H. Auden, a wunderkind, a victim-beneficiary of a literary cult of personality who became a scapegoat and a poet-expatriate largely excluded from British literary history because he left. About a poem September 1, 1939, his most famous and celebrated, yet one which he tried to rewrite and disown and which has enjoyed or been condemned to a tragic and unexpected afterlife. About a city New York, an island, an emblem of the Future, magnificent, provisional, seamy, and in 1939 about to emerge as the defining twentieth-century cosmopolis, the capital of the world. And about a world at a point of change about 1939, and about our own Age of Anxiety, about the aftermath of September 11, when many American newspapers reprinted Audens poem in its entirety on their editorial pages.
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Praise for September 1, 1939: Sansom has given us a book in which all serious readers of Auden will find something to value. He has chosen exactly the right poem for our times to anchor his thoughts on this man who came to define a generation Literary Review Richly entertaining explores what goes on in the poem and why it has had such an impact. Shandyesque and magpie-like, scholarly yet frolicsome, the book makes room for all manner of diverse material, to great effect Blake Morrison, Guardian Praise for Paper: Engaging and dynamic Andrew Martin, Financial Times Wonderfully divertingSplendidly dense with fact and thought Steven Poole, Times Literary Supplement Sansoms scholarship is prodigious; his enthusiasm inexhaustibleHe can make one laugh out loud by his placing of a single word Daily Telegraph A collection of ever so erudite, witty, chucklesome essays, rich with digressions and asides, on paper, in many of its guises, that seeks to refute and does refute the idea that we are moving towards a paperless world Bookmunch

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Ian Sansom is the author of 10 books of fiction and non-fiction. He is a former Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and a former Writer-in-Residence at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast. He is currently a Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. He is regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 3 and he writes for The Guardian and The London Review of Books.