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‘A minor atlantic Goethe’: W.H. Auden’s Germanic bias

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This thesis is an account of the poet and critic W.H. Auden's relations with Germany and Germans over the course of his life (1907-1973), presented through a selection of influences that have received little critical attention in the corpus of secondary literature to date. While these connections and influences are manifold and sometimes disparate, they can serve as a prism to tell Auden's life-story from a particular, relatively unexplored angle and to illuminate his work.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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