What Became of Wystan?


Change and Continuity in Auden’s Poetry
Alan Jacobs
978-1-55728-582-9 (paper)
July 1999

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In this lucid and balanced treatise Alan Jacobs reveals the true parameters of Auden’s change after the poet’s move to America in 1939. By carefully examining poems that represent transitional moments in Auden’s thinking, Jacobs identifies the points at which the tectonic plates of the poet’s intellect clashed and the buckles and rifts these pressures caused in Auden’s body of work.