We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Lullaby

Lullaby

  

by W.H. Auden

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Back in the day, Auden reviewed The Lord of the Rings for The New York Times. He liked it – a lot.

Despite the fact that he was gay, Auden got married to a woman and stayed with her for over thirty years. He married Erika Mann (the daughter of author Thomas Mann) so that she could escape Nazi Germany. It was a marriage of convenience and they never lived together, but they remained friends until Mann's death. (Source)

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...