Another Time by W H Auden

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W H Auden’s collection of poems Another Time was published in 1940 in Britain and America. The book contains some of Auden’s best-known works, including ‘Lay Your Sleeping Head’, ‘Musée des Beaux-Arts’ and ‘Funeral Blues’ (‘Stop all the clocks’), as well as the revised version of ‘Spain’, entitled ‘Spain 1937’.

Another Time was published after Auden emigrated to the United States in the winter of 1939. His decision to leave Britain was criticised by some of his contemporaries, who accused him of deserting his homeland in a time of political unrest. The book contains poems written in England during the late 1930s alongside new verse written in America. Among the poems he wrote during his first months in America was ‘September 1, 1939’, which contained his reflections on the outbreak of World War Two. Auden dedicated Another Time to his romantic partner and collaborator the poet Chester Kallman.

Full title:
Another Time
Published:
1940, London
Publisher:  
Faber & Faber
Format:
Book
Creator:
W H Auden
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‘Lullaby’: Copyright © 1937 by W.H. Auden, renewed.

Reprinted by permission of Curtis Brown, Ltd.

‘Musée des Beaux Arts’: Copyright © 1939 by W.H. Auden, renewed.

Reprinted by permission of Curtis Brown, Ltd.

‘Funeral Blues’: Copyright © 1940 by W.H. Auden, renewed.

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British Library
Shelfmark:
W5/0261

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