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W. H. Auden

(Wynstan Hugh Auden)
poet, dramatist
Born: 2/21/1907
Birthplace: York, England

Considered the poet of the British left for confronting the social problems of pre-WWII Britain, Auden moved to the United States in 1939, where his work turned to religious themes. He also wrote literary criticism and opera libretti. Collections of his poems include: Another Time (1940), The Double Man (1941), and the Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Age of Anxiety (1947).

Died: 9/29/1973

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