- NAME: W.H. Auden
- OCCUPATION: Author, Playwright, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: February 21, 1907
- DEATH DATE: September 29, 1973
- EDUCATION: Oxford University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: York, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Vienna, Austria
- Full Name: Wystan Hugh Auden
- AKA: W.H. Auden
- AKA: Wystan H. Auden
- AKA: Wystan Auden
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W.H. Auden was a literary chameleon known for his poetry but who also wrote librettos, essays and verse dramas.
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W.H. Auden's varied works dealt with intellectual and moral issues and the inner world of fantasy and dream. He collaborated with Christopher Isherwood on three verse dramas, and his poetic works include The Age of Anxiety (1947, Pulitzer Prize) and the collections Another Time (1940) and Homage to Clio (1960). He also wrote opera librettos, notably The Rake's Progress (1951) for Igor Stravinsky.
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