Auden W H

Au·den

 (ôd′n), W(ystan) H(ugh) 1907-1973.
British-born American writer and critic whose poems, published in collections such as Look, Stranger! (1936) and The Shield of Achilles (1955), established his importance in 20th-century literature.
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