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Recommended reading for Night Mail

Anthony, Scott. Night Mail. London: British Film Institute, 2007. Print.

Recommended by Chris Baldick

A study of the film, with one chapter on Auden’s contribution. The 1936 poem and Blake Morrison’s 1987 tribute poem appear as appendices.

Auden, W. H., and Christopher Isherwood. Plays, and Other Dramatic Writings by W. H. Auden, 1928-1938. Ed. Edward Mendelson. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988. Print.

Recommended by Chris Baldick

Gives the originally published 1936 text at pp. 422-3, with typescript and manuscript variants in the textual notes.

Bryant, Marsha. Auden and Documentary in the 1930s. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1997. Print.

Recommended by Chris Baldick

Ambitious contextual study of Auden’s travel-writing and photography as well as the film work.

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