The Spoken Word: W.H. Auden

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The Spoken Word: W.H. Auden
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2 CDs with booklet | © 2007
Compact Disc $25.00 ISBN: 9780712305358 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only
This two CD set was released to mark the centenary of W.H. Auden's birth. The two discs feature Auden in live and studio readings of his own poetry taken from rare BBC radio broadcasts.  Over 40 poems are included, from early works such as 'On This Island' and 'A Bride in the '30s', to mature masterpieces like 'The Shield of Achilles' and 'In Praise of Limestone'. The broadcasts span the period from 1936 to 1973 - the year of Auden's death – and are are an essential purchase for anybody interested in study or enjoyment of one of the 20th-century’s greatest poets.  The majority of the recordings have not previously been released.
Historic Radio Broadcasts of the Poet Reading His Works
On This Island
A Bride in the 30's
Journey to Iceland
As I Walked Out One Evening
There Will Be No Peace
The Shield of Achilles
In Praise of Limestone
Amor Loci
The Art of Healing
The Fall of Rome
The Cave of Making
Thank You, Fog
As He Is
Talking to Myself
Autumn Song
Moon Landing
and 32 other poems
Includes previously unreleased recordings
2 discs
Duration: 131 minutes
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