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ODEH Wiest Hugh (Auden Wystan Hugh)

( Anglo-American poet, playwright, literary critic)

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(1907-1973)
Had a great influence on modern poetry workshops in poetry using everyday language and conversational rhythms.
Born February 21, 1907 in York. He was educated at a private school Greshamz-cheekbones and Christ Church College, Oxford University. In the 1930's led a group of leftist writers (S. Spender, K. Isherwood, L. Maknis, etc.). In his first book Poems (Poems, 1930), inspired by the ideas of Marx, Darwin and Freud, welcomed the expansion of bourgeois society. However, unlike the Communists, whose ideas have often led him into confusion, Auden worried not so much weight, how many gifted person. Social criticism, . is implicit in this collection, . openly expressed in the most Marxist of his poems, . Dance of Death (The Dance of Death, . 1933), . fantasy, . dimensionless poems written, . and three verse plays, . established jointly with K. Isherwood for 'Group Tietr' (London), . of which the most remarkable dog under the skin (The Dog Beneath the Skin, . 1933) and rise to F-6 (The Ascent of F.6, . 1936) - expressionistic allegory of the gifted person, . torn between the left and right directions,
. Typical for the generation of Auden and his ambivalence is also evident in Spain (Spain, 1937), the best of his poems on a political theme, and one of the best poetic responses to the Spanish Civil War. With Isherwood wrote Journey to the war (Journey to a War, 1939) - story about a trip to China. The outstanding lyrical gift Oden testified collection Look, Stranger! (Look, Stranger!, 1936).

Arriving in 1939 in the United States, Auden lectured at various universities. In the collections of other times (Another Time, 1940), split into two (The Double Man, 1941) and currently (For the Time Being, 1944) delineated a turn away from Marxism and psychoanalysis to Christian values. Accordingly, were corrected many of the early works for his Collected Poems (Collected Poetry), was released in 1945. In 1947 came 'eclogue baroque' The Age of anxiety (The Age of Anxieity). Later works are represented by collections of poetry Vespers (Nones, 1951), The Shield of Achilles (The Shield of Achilles, 1955) Homage to Clio (Homage to Clio, 1960), Collection of poems (Collected Longer Poems, 1969) and Thank You, Fog. Recent poems collection of prose dyer Hand and Other Essays (The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays), and a collection of critical works of the foreword and afterword (Forewords and Afterwords). In the U.S. Oden got Bollingenovskuyu Prize for poetry in 1953 and a National Literary Medal in 1967. Auden died in Vienna on September 28, 1973.


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