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Auden, Wystan Hugh (W. H. Auden)

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1973 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Dramatist, Essayists, Poets, Writers


US (English-born) critic and poet


wrote poetry collection "The Age of Anxiety" 1947 (Pulitzer Prize for poetry 1948)


Bollingen Prize 1953


son-in-law of Thomas Mann 1935


Page last updated: 2:53am, 25th Jul '06

  • "In those whom I like, I can find no common denominator; in those whom I love I can: they all make me laugh."
  • "Weep for the lives your wishes never led."
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  • "Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh."
  • "May it not be that, just as we have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that faith is even more difficult for Him than it is for us?"