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Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

by W.H. Auden

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Catching up on the Latest Auden Scandal

OK, OK: it's not a scandal about the poet himself. Don't get too excited. But if you want to see what's been going down in the Auden fan world, check out the W.H. Auden Society here. Believe us, it's good!

So you wanna be a fan?

Don't worry, there's an app for that. (Or at least a Facebook page.) We're card carrying members. You should be, too.

All Things Poetry

The Academy of American Poets runs a pretty tight ship…so when they include info about a poet, you know it's good stuff. Check out their site, which includes an Auden bio, a bunch of poems, and even some recordings.

All Your Historical Background, All in One Place:

Here's the BBC's version of Auden's bio, along with extensive links to all things Auden. And all things British. And, well, everything else.

Audio

An Entire Reading. All of It!!

This one's a gem, folks: the New York Public Library's got an audio recording of an entire reading by W.H. Auden. It's about 54 minutes long…or just long enough to replace your favorite sitcom with some honest-to-goodness poetry!

More BBC

The BBC has an Auden love fest on a fairly regular basis. Here's one of their latest offerings (featuring an audio recording of some of Auden's poems).

Auden On His Own Work

A BBC interview with the man himself.

Images

The Painting Itself

Wanna see what all the fuss is about? Check out Peter Breughel's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus here.

The Poet Himself

Auden looks like a man who did some hard livin'. You can scope him out here.

Books

Collected Works
You could think of this as an Auden master class: it's got all of his major works in their final form. Find it here.

Movies & TV

Auden's Pop Cameo
Hugh Grant and W.H. Auden? C'mon, that's just too much. Check out how Auden gets incorporated into Four Weddings and a Funeral here.
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