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The Resource The sea and the mirror : a commentary on Shakespeare's The tempest, W.H. Auden ; edited by Arthur Kirsch

The sea and the mirror : a commentary on Shakespeare's The tempest, W.H. Auden ; edited by Arthur Kirsch

Label
The sea and the mirror : a commentary on Shakespeare's The tempest
Title
The sea and the mirror
Title remainder
a commentary on Shakespeare's The tempest
Statement of responsibility
W.H. Auden ; edited by Arthur Kirsch
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written in the midst of World War II after its author emigrated to America, The Sea and the Mirror is not merely a great poem but ranks as one of the most profound interpretations of Shakespeare's final play in the twentieth century. As W.H. Auden told friends, it is "really about the Christian conception of art" and it is "my Ars Poetica, in the same way I believe The Tempest to be Shakespeare's." This is the first critical edition. Arthur Kirsch's introduction and notes make the poem newly accessible to readers of Auden, readers of Shakespeare, and all those interested in the relation of life and literature - those two classic themes alluded to in its title." "Besides annotating Auden's allusions and sources (in notes after the text), Kirsch provides extensive quotations from his manuscript drafts, permitting the reader to follow the poem's genesis in Auden's imagination. This book, which incorporates for the first time previously ignored corrections that Auden made on the galleys of the first edition, also provides an unusual opportunity to see the effect of one literary genius upon another."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1907-1973
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Auden, W. H.
Dewey number
811/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2878.T4
LC item number
A84 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Kirsch, Arthur C
Series statement
W.H. Auden--critical editions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political refugees
  • Shipwreck victims
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Magicians
  • Islands
  • Survival
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Castaways
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
The sea and the mirror : a commentary on Shakespeare's The tempest, W.H. Auden ; edited by Arthur Kirsch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [69]-106)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50292712
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlii, 106 pages
Isbn
9780691113715
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002030262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50292712
Label
The sea and the mirror : a commentary on Shakespeare's The tempest, W.H. Auden ; edited by Arthur Kirsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [69]-106)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50292712
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlii, 106 pages
Isbn
9780691113715
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002030262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50292712

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