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W.H. Auden Collection (VMF006)

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Sapphic ode with scansion in Auden's hand.  Composed as an instructor at St. Mark's, Southborough, Massachusetts.  Annotated by A. Bryan Marvin

Presentation of citation and Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Award to W. H. Auden by Associates of Saint Louis University Libraries, Inc. program.  Signed by Auden



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Title: W.H. Auden Collection (VMF006), 1939-1970Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1939: May - 1970: March 15

ID: MSS/VMF/006

Primary Creator: Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh) (1907-1973)

Extent: 2.0 Items

Date Acquired: 09/03/1966

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Sapphic ode with scansion in Auden's hand and awards program.

Collection Historical Note

Wystan Hugh Auden (February 21, 1907 – September 29, 1973) was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.  His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content. The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.

Auden published about four hundred poems, including seven long poems (two of them book-length). He also wrote more than four hundred essays and reviews about literature, history, politics, music, religion, and many other subjects. He collaborated on plays with Christopher Isherwood and on opera libretti with Chester Kallman, worked with a group of artists and filmmakers on documentary films in the 1930s and with the New York Pro Musica early music group in the 1950s and 1960s.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: A. Bryan Marvin, Edward H. Young

Acquisition Method:

Gift of A. Bryan Marvin, accession number 774.

Gift of Edward H. Young, accession number 1254, October 16, 1970.

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed January 1974 by Holly Hall.


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[Item 2: Presentation of citation and Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Award to W. H. Auden by Associates of Saint Louis University Libraries, Inc. program.  Signed by Auden, 1970: March 15],
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Item 1: Sapphic ode with scansion in Auden's hand.  Composed as an instructor at St. Mark's, Southborough, Massachusetts.  Annotated by A. Bryan Marvin, 1939: MayAdd to your cart.
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