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Found: W. H. Auden Syllabus for ‘Fate and the Individual in European Literature’ February 3, 2015: In 1941–42, W. H. Auden’s one-semester course at the University of Michigan, “Fate and the Individual in European Literature,” required over 6,000 pages of reading. The New York [...] by

‘This is Gene Derwood speaking’ April 16, 2014: It’s still going at a reduced scale down on 24th Street at Folsom, but Adobe Books used to be a barn of a store on 16th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco, and to my mind the epicenter [...] by

Auden’s Secret Garden March 4, 2014: The poet W.H. Auden’s secret garden of good deeds and philanthropy—revealed—at The New York Review of Books. W.H. Auden had a secret life that his closest friends knew little or nothing [...] by

NPR Summer Reads: Adalbert Stifter’s Rock Crystal July 17, 2013: Oh *man* this book is so *good!* We’re so happy to see it in the spotlight at *NPR!* Susan Choi, author of the recently published book My Education, brings Adalbert Stifter’s classic [...] by

Unpublished Diary of W. H. Auden Sold to British Library for MANY £ June 27, 2013: The Guardian reports that an unpublished diary of W. H. Auden has been unearthed from private collectors and sold to the British Library. More: The journal was one of just three kept by the British [...] by

From the Official Department of Diary Rescue: W. H. Auden’s ‘Lost’ 1939 Journal Discovered! May 13, 2013: The Independent reports that one of the most exceptional diaries kept by W.H. Auden has at long-last been discovered! Auden began the journal in August of 1939 and continued writing in it until [...] by

Code Unknown: 23 Things About W. H. Auden April 25, 2013: One day, while he and Stephen Spender were students at Oxford, Spender told him that he was thinking of stopping writing poetry. Auden stopped in his tracks, took firm hold of Spender’s arm and [...] by

Auden’s Poem Backdrops Short Film by Peter Szewczyk November 13, 2012: Check it out! Over at Poets & Writers you can watch “Your Crooked Heart,” directed, edited, and produced by Peter Szewczyk. The film includes W. H. Auden’s poem “As I [...] by

Can You Disown Your Old, Crappy Poems? Sometimes, Says The Atlantic August 30, 2012: Any writer worth their salt has cringed while re-reading earlier work. Among them, says a recent post on The Atlantic, was W. H. Auden, who fiddled with an early poem for some time before finally [...] by

Larkin’s unexpected Hallmark moment May 29, 2012: Can great poetry bear a resemblance to a Hallmark moment and still be great? Prolly not. But Ron Rosenbaum takes up the issue over at Slate by looking at 2 most-famous lines by 2 most-famous poets. [...] by