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The Age of Anxiety : A Baroque Eclogue by W. H. Auden

The Age of Anxiety : A Baroque Eclogue by W. H. Auden

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New York : Random House, 1947. Second printing. Hardcover. 138 pages ; 18 cm. $2.50 dust jacket. Jacket's has minimal wear to edges and a small 1' tear to the rear side edge of the jacket. Small nickel size sticker on front endpaper. Otherwise, a very good copy with firm binding, clean and unmarked pages.


From the Dust Jacket :

THE AGE OF ANXIETY BY W.H.Auden

Mr. Auden's latest poem, The Age of Anxiety, is an eclogue; that is to say, it adopts the pastoral convention in which a natural setting is contrasted with an artificial style of diction. The setting, in this case, is a bar on Third Avenue, New York City, later an apartment on the West Side, the time an All-Souls' Night during the late war. The characters, a woman and three men, two in uniform, speak in alliterative verse.

Jacket design by Andor Broun

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