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A List of Books by W. H. Auden

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Collected and selected editions

Auden's works are published in the United States by Random House, Vintage Books, and Princeton University Press; in the United Kingdom by Faber & Faber.

Collected Poems. Modern Library and Faber hardback, 2007; order from Amazon.com or Amazon UK. Also available in an earlier Vintage and Faber paperback, 1991; order from Amazon.com or Amazon UK.

The English Auden: Poems, Essays and Dramatic Writings, 1927-1939. Faber paperback, 1976.

Selected Poems, expanded edition. Vintage, 2007.  Order from Amazon.com or (an earlier edition) from Amazon UK.

Tell Me the Truth About Love: Ten Poems. Vintage and Faber paperback, 1994. Order from Amazon.com or Amazon UK.

As I Walked Out One Evening: Songs, Ballads, Lullabies, Limericks, and Other Light Verse. Vintage and Faber paperback, 1995. Order from Amazon.com or Amazon UK.

W. H. Auden: Poems Selected by John Fuller. Faber paperback, 2000. Order from Amazon UK.

Auden: Poems. Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, 1995. Order from Amazon.com.

The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare's "The Tempest," edited by Arthur Kirsch. Princeton University Press, 2003. Order from Order from Amazon.com.

Juvenilia: Poems 1922-1928, edited by Katherine Bucknell. Princeton University Press and Faber, 1994; expanded paperback edition, Princeton University Press, 2003. Order from Amazon.com

The Complete Works of W. H. Auden

The Princeton University Press and Faber & Faber will publish Auden's complete works, probably in eight volumes, of which three have already been published.

Plays and Other Dramatic Writings, 1927-1938. Princeton University Press and Faber, 1989. Order from Amazon.com.

Libretti and Other Dramatic Writings, 1939-1973. Princeton University Press and Faber, 1993. Order from Amazon.com.

Prose and Travel Books in Prose and Verse, Volume I: 1926-1938. Princeton University Press and Faber, 1997. Order from Amazon.com or Amazon UK.

Prose, Volume II: 1939-1948. Princeton University Press and Faber, 2002. Order from Amazon.com or Amazon UK.

Prose, Volume III: 1949-1955. Princeton University Press and Faber, 2008. Order from Amazon.com or Amazon UK.

Books published during Auden's lifetime

Poems

Poems. S. H. S[pender], 1928. Auden's privately-printed first book, of which only about 30 copies were made on a hand-press and given to friends of the author.

Poems. Faber, 1930; 2nd edition, 1933. (The Random House edition, 1934, includes The Orators and The Dance of Death.) Auden's first regularly published book.

The Orators. Faber, 1930; 2nd edition: 1934; 3rd edition:, 1966 and Random House, 1967.

On This Island. (British title: Look, Stranger!) Faber, 1936, and Random House, 1937. The Faber edition has been reprinted, 2001. (Order from Amazon.com or Amazon UK. Note that the links on both sites may misleading report the title of the book as Poems, 1930; Faber decided to reprint a different volume after first announcing the reprint.)

Spain. Faber, 1937 (also in Another Time).

Another Time. Faber and Random House, 1940.

The Double Man. (British title: New Year Letter.) Random House and Faber, 1941.

For the Time Being. Random House, 1944; Faber, 1945.

The Collected Poetry of W. H. Auden. Random House, 1945 (includes new poems, 1941-44).

The Age of Anxiety. Random House, 1947; Faber, 1948.

Collected Shorter Poems, 1930-1944. Faber, 1950 (similar to The Collected Poetry, above).

Nones. Random House, 1951; Faber, 1952.

The Shield of Achilles. Random House and Faber, 1955.

Homage to Clio. Random House and Faber, 1960.

About the House. Random House, 1965; Faber, 1966.

Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957. Faber, 1966; Random House, 1967.

Collected Longer Poems. Faber, 1968; Random House, 1969.

City Without Walls. Faber, 1969; Random House, 1970.

Epistle to a Godson. Faber, 1972; Random House, 1972.

Thank You, Fog. Faber, 1974; Random House, 1974.

Plays

The Dance of Death. Faber, 1933.

The Dog Beneath the Skin. With Christopher Isherwood. Faber and Random House, 1935. Order from Amazon.com or Amazon UK.

The Ascent of F6.  With Christopher Isherwood. Faber, 1936; 2nd edition: 1936; American edition: Random House, 1936.

On the Frontier. With Christopher Isherwood. Faber, 1938; Random House, 1939.

Opera Libretti

Recordings of these operas may be ordered through the recordings page on this site.

Paul Bunyan. Music by Benjamin Britten. 1941.

The Rake's Progress. With Chester Kallman. Music by Igor Stravinsky. 1951.

Elegy for Young Lovers. With Chester Kallman. Music by Hans Werner Henze. 1961.

The Bassarids. With Chester Kallman. Music by Hans Werner Henze. 1966.

Auden and Kallman also translated Mozart's The Magic Flute (1956) and Don Giovanni (1961), and Goldoni's Arcifanfaro, King of Fools, as set by Dittersdorf (1962).

Travel Books in Prose and Verse

Letters From Iceland. With Louis MacNeice. Faber and Random House, 1937; 2nd edition: Faber, 1967, and Random House, 1969.

Journey to a War. With Christopher Isherwood. Faber and Random House, 1939; 2nd edition: Faber, 1973.

Prose

The Prolific and the Devourer. (Written in 1939.) Ecco Press, 1993. Order from Amazon.com.

The Enchafèd Flood. Random House, 1950; Faber, 1951. Order from Amazon UK.

The Dyer's Hand. Random House, 1962; Faber, 1963. Order from Amazon UK.

Secondary Worlds. Faber and Random House, 1969.

A Certain World: A Commonplace Book. Viking and Faber, 1970.

Forewords and Afterwords. Random House and Faber, 1973. Order from Amazon.com.

Lectures on Shakespeare, reconstructed and edited by Arthur Kirsch. Princeton University Press and Faber, 2001. Order from Amazon.com or Amazon UK.


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