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W. H. Auden (Portrait)

W. H. Auden (1907–1973) was born in York. He went to St. Edmund’s School as a child and did his university studies at Christ Church, Oxford. His poems were first published in a school magazine. In addition to writing poems, he also wrote plays, musicals and screenplays. At one point he also worked as a freelance reviewer, essayist and lecturer. Auden moved to the USA in 1939 with his lover and companion, Christopher Isherwood. One of his most famous poems is ”Funeral Blues”, also known as “Song”.

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