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Auden and Christianity

Arthur Kirsch

Abstract

One of the twentieth century's most important poets, W. H. Auden stands as an eloquent example of an individual within whom thought and faith not only coexist but indeed nourish each other. This book explores in detail how Auden's religious faith helped him to come to terms with himself as an artist and as a man, despite his early disinterest in religion and his homosexuality. It shows also how Auden's Anglican faith informs, and is often the explicit subject of, his poetry and prose. The book discusses the poet's boyhood religious experience and the works he wrote before emigrating to the Uni ... More

Keywords: homosexuality, W.H. Auden, thought, faith, religion, Anglicanism, United States, World War II, poetry, prose

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780300108149
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108149.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur Kirsch, author

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