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by W.H. Auden

Lullaby Resources


Get to Know Him

A succinct introduction to Auden's life and work.

The W.H. Auden Society

This dude has fans!


A Very Smart Guy Talks Auden

Not that Yale professors know more than Shmoop, but it's worth a shot.

Watch the Man Himself

A portion of a commemorative film about our poet, including some words from the author himself.


Watch Out, Enjambments

What do you think of this guy's interpretation?

Rock Out, Auden

Who knew it could work so well as lounge music?


Who Needs a Lullaby?

Hang this man on your wall and you'll sleep like a rock.

Young Auden and Isherwood

Here's W.H. and his bud Christopher Isherwood in 1928.

Historical Documents

Auden on Hell

You can read Auden's view of hell, paradise, and everything in between.

Movies & TV

Hollywood Takes on Auden

A fun performance of Auden's poem "Funeral Blues" in the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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