The Unknown Citizen
by W. H. Auden
The Unknown Citizen Resources
Auden is called a "splendid bugger" in this classic romantic comedy.
A video created by the government featuring a musical setting for Auden’s poem "The Night Mail." The music is by the composer Benjamin Britain, one of the heavyweights of the last century.
Books have trailers? Apparently this one does. It’s about Auden’s relationship to England.
Auden reading some of his poems in 1970.
A performance of Auden’s "Refugee Blues."
Auden reads two other poems: "Under Which Lyre" and "Law Like Love"
Excerpts from interviews with Auden conducted by the British Broadcasting Company.
An Auden poem called "On the Circuit," read by the author. You can hear the audience laughing at his dry, British humor.
The Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
Means "Unknown Soldier" in French. This tomb is located beneath the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
A black-and-white photo of the poet as a young-ish man.
Every "Modern Man" needs one!
One of the most recent books about Auden, The Island was published in 2008.
Auden wrote a lot of poetry. 976 pages worth.
There’s an entire society devoted to Auden, so we’re not surprised that this is, bar none, the best website about him. Don’t miss it.
The Auden page on the website poets.org.