Another Time

(February 1940) is a collection of poems by W. H. Auden, containing some of his most admired shorter poems. It was Auden’s third such collection, and the first since his emigration to New York in January 1939; accordingly, it was published initially in the USA, two weeks prior to Auden’s 33rd birthday, before a British edition appeared five months later in June 1940. In this transatlantic volume, just under half the poems had been composed in America in 1939, and just over half written in the Old World, mostly in England and Belgium in an especially fertile phase, 1937-8, although a small number date from 1935-6. This was also Auden’s most substantial verse collection to date, offering fifty-one poems, a dozen of them newly published, the remainder having appeared in…

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Citation: Baldick, Chris. "Another Time". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 October 2017 [, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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