Random House, Inc. One of the modern masters of the extended poem, W. H. Auden has selected for this volume the longer poems he originally published between 1930 and 1947, which are among his most enduring achievements, both for their technical virtuosity and for the emotional and intellectual precision with which he dissects the spiritual illnesses of our times. Collected Longer Poems includes Paid on Both Sides, Letter to Lord Byron, For the Time Being, The Sea and the Mirror, and The Age of Anxiety.
With its companion volume, Collected Shorter Poems, published by Random House in 1967, this collection represents all of his past work that Auden wishes to preserve.
This edition is set from the first American edition of 1969 and commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House.
Baker & Taylor A definitive anthology of the poet's longer works includes The Sea and the Mirror, a poetic commentary inspired by The Tempest, and Letter to Lord Byron in which Auden offers lighthearted views of England and past great artists. Reissue. 10,000 first printing.