W.H. Auden: Towards A Postmodern Poetics

W.H. Auden: Towards A Postmodern Poetics by R. Emig

ISBN10: 0333745574
ISBN13: 978-0333745571
Author: R. Emig
Title: W.H. Auden: Towards A Postmodern Poetics
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2000 edition (October 28, 1999)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1887 kb
Size PDF: 1501 kb
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Subcategory: History & Criticism

W.H. Auden: Towards A Postmodern Poetics by R. Emig



This study reads Auden's poetry and plays through the shifts from modernism to postmodernism. It analyses the experiments in Auden's writings for their engagement with crucial contemporary problems: that of the individual in relation to others, loved ones, community, society, but also transcendental truths. It shows that rather than providing firm answers, Auden's poetry emphasises the absence of certainties. Yet far from becoming nihilistic, it generates hope, affection, and most importantly an ethical challenge of responsibility out of its discoveries.

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