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W.H. Auden • 283 Items / 73 Books, 46 Articles, 82 Reviews, 81 Poems
The Shield of Achilles (1955)
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    A Ring of Roses (2 Reviews)
    The Shield of Achilles, by W.H. Auden
    1. The Shield of Achilles by W.H. Auden
    2. Moon's Farm, and Other Poems Mostly Elegiac by Herbert Read
    Encounter, February 1956, pp. 90-98
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    Schoolmaster and Clergyman (2 Reviews)
    Collected Poems, 1928-1953, by Stephen Spender
    1. Collected Poems, 1928-1953 by Stephen Spender
    2. The Shield of Achilles by W.H. Auden
    The Nation, April 30, 1955, pp. 378-379
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    New Vigor in the Wastes (2 Reviews)
    Collected Poems, 1928-1953, by Stephen Spender
    1. Collected Poems, 1928-1953 by Stephen Spender
    2. The Shield of Achilles by W.H. Auden
    The Saturday Review, March 12, 1955, p. 14
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    The Health of Modern Poetry (4 Reviews)
    Collected Poems, by Wallace Stevens
    1. Collected Poems by Wallace Stevens
    2. The Shield of Achilles by W.H. Auden
    3. Selected Poems by Randall Jarrell
    4. Poems: 1923-1954 by E.E. Cummings
    Commentary, August 1955, pp. 184-187
  5. Books
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    Poetry Chronicle (11 Reviews)
    The Collected Poems of Edith Sitwell, by Edith Sitwell
    1. The Collected Poems of Edith Sitwell by Edith Sitwell
    2. Collected Poems, 1955 by Robert Graves
    3. Poems: Collected and New by Rolfe Humphries
    4. Selected Poems by Randall Jarrell
    5. The Shield of Achilles by W.H. Auden
    6. A Mantelpiece of Shells by Ruthven Todd
    7. The Scarecrow Christ, and Other Poems by Elder Olson
    8. Wilderness Stair: Poems 1938-1954 by Ben Belitt
    9. The Salt Garden by Howard Nemerov
    10. Birthdays from the Ocean by Isabella Gardner
    11. The Middle Voice by Constance Carrier
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1955, pp. 542-547
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    The Year in Poetry (15 Reviews)
    Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas
    1. Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
    2. Collected Poems by Wallace Stevens
    3. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Thomas Herbert Johnson and Emily Dickinson
    4. North and South---A Cold Spring by Elizabeth Bishop
    5. Collected Poems, 1955 by Robert Graves
    6. The Shield of Achilles by W.H. Auden
    7. Collected Poems, 1928-1953 by Stephen Spender
    8. Birthdays from the Ocean by Isabella Gardner
    9. The Salt Garden by Howard Nemerov
    10. Poets of Today II by John Hall Wheelock
    11. Wilderness Stair: Poems 1938-1954 by Ben Belitt
    12. The Middle Voice by Constance Carrier
    13. Selected Poems by Roy Campbell
    14. The Gentle Weight-Lifter by David Ignatow
    15. Selected Poems by Lincoln Fitzell
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1955, pp. 96-101
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    Brief Comments (18 Reviews)
    Nineteen outstanding books of the previous quarter
    1. Politics in America by D.W. Brogan
    2. Freedom Limited by Marten ten Hoor
    3. The Fifth Amendment Today by Erwin N. Griswold
    4. Two Minutes Till Midnight by Elmer H. Davis
    5. Human Society in Ethics and Politics by Bertrand Russell
    6. The Human Brain by John E. Pfeiffer
    7. The Prevalence of People by Marston Bates
    8. Africa Today by C. Grove Haines
    9. The Indian and the Horse by Frank Gilbert Roe
    10. The Passenger Pigeon by A.W. Schorger
    11. A Train of Powder by Rebecca West
    12. P.G.T. Beauregard: Napoleon in Gray by T. Harry Williams
    13. The Intelligent Heart by Harry T. Moore
    14. The Solitary Singer by Gay Wilson Allen
    15. Gertrude Lawrence as Mrs. A by Richard Stoddard Aldrich
    16. The Shield of Achilles by W.H. Auden
    17. The Black Prince, and Other Stories by Shirley Ann Grau
    18. The Cornerstone by Zoe Oldenbourg
    The American Scholar, Summer 1955, pp. 369-377