(September 1 1939) [PDF/EBOOK] ´ Ian Sansom
First Anthology eHy of Auden he progressively narrowed his focus until he wrote thisntertainingly rudite analysis of one work by Auden the delight is in the asides that FOLLOW A WORD OR PHRASE IN a word or phrase
poem down a rabbit hole of and historical minutia His freuent meandering on the literary and intellectual chasms that separate his fforts from Auden s manages to include trenchant commentary on famous writers who fall into said chasmsI learned a lot laughed out loud and came to dearly love Ian Sansom And of course also learned a great deal about a famous poem I
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had uite honestly never ven heard of win uite honestly never ven heard of win win Sometimes we dive so deep into the Unexpected Memoir hot springs that we Science, Technology and Culture end up in some flowing postmodern magma beneath Today is such a day This book professes to be a close read of a poem that W H Auden deemed his own worst and it is true thatach chapter here launches from a different stanza of the poem doing a close read of various associations the words and images trigger But mostly it is bemoaning how Sansom spent a uarter century working on this book seemingly vibrating with self deprecation all the while There s as much. A point of change More than a work of literary criticism or literary bio. .
We must love one another or die Ian Sansom analysi of W H Auden S H Auden s demonstrates Auden s significance for our own time I this is no less useful as a work of literary criticism than most and the author is certainly amiable company but the degree to which it is loaded with mere information make it a wearying read
Its Research Is A Mile Wide And An Inch Deep research is a mile wide and an inch deep Sansom is unwilling to a perverse degree to draw any conclusions or defend any point of view I should be sympathetic since these are my own failings but I still wish it had been shorter by about a third A very unusual book about the most famous poem by WH Auden a poem the poet seems to have disdained by an author who is perhaps best described as ccentricThere is a class of well ducated British men who while making utterly self ffacing statements manage to demonstrate a wide an deep familiarity with literature in the English language among others When they take pen in hand the dry wit and acerbic commentary they produce tickles me immoderately Ian Sansom has apparently written a good many books across the 25 years when having started out to write a biograp. This a book about a poet about a poem about a city and about a world at.
Read September 1 1939Here about Sansom s life teaching modern literature in Northern Ireland as there is about the poem itself perhaps because Sansom doesn t seem to like the poem very much ither though whether he did Before Getting Sucked Into This Project Is getting sucked into this project is unclear I hadn t previously read the poem this is a biography of of course And I knew nothing about Sansom apparently he mostly writes mysteries so this much about his psyche is also decontextualized xcept for what he included in this book I guess I do know about Auden having read it but the book is much its own genial ride than the title or summary might lead you to believe Brilliant book Reconnected me with Auden This is than a book about a poem It s a book about writers and writing and a passion for literature Ian
tells us took him 25 years to write this longer than he s been married It s certainly a labour of love the bibliography reflecting the huge amount of reading and research There s no pretentiousness in his approach to Auden and his poetry it s straightforward asy to understand which is than can be saidsansom tells us
of the poem itself I loved it and was nlightened by it. Graphy it isthe poem itself I loved it and was nlightened by it. Graphy it is record of why and how we create and respond to great poet. ,