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The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, Volume V:
Prose: 1963-1968
W. H. Auden
Edited by Edward Mendelson

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction xiii
The Text of This Edition xli
ESSAYS AND REVIEWS, 1963-1966
Foreword to The Plough and the Pen 3
Telling Tales 5
Adam as a Welshman 11
Beyond Politics 15
An Improbable Life 19
Introduction to The Art of Eating, by M. F. K. Fisher 37
Introduction to The Protestant Mystics 42
[To Benjamin Britten on His Fiftieth Birthday] 65
Louis MacNeice 66
Louis MacNeice: A Memorial Address 69
A Symposium on W. H. Auden's "A Change of Air" 73
Foreword to W. H. Auden: A Bibliography, by B. C. Bloomfield 78
Introduction to Selected Poems, by Louis MacNeice 80
Foreword to Markings, by Dag Hammarskjöld 81
Introduction to The Sonnets, by William Shakespeare 92
Speaking of Books 109
Private Poet 112
A Short Defense of Poetry 117
Preface to The Tree and the Master 120
T. S. Eliot, O.M.: A Tribute 122
Behaviour, Action and Enchantment 124
President's Address 132
As It Seemed to Us 134
The Corruption of Innocent Neutrons 160
Mozart in the Stacks 164
A Word from W. H. Auden 165
One of the Family 166
Books of the Year: A Personal Choice 178
Introduction to Nineteenth-Century British Minor Poets 179
Foreword to Antiworlds, by Andrei Voznesensky 185
Introduction to Selected Poetry and Prose, by George Gordon, Lord Byron 187
Noah Greenberg (1909-1966) 201
Heresies 202
Nowness and Permanence 209
The Fall of Rome 214
The Worship of God in a Secular Age: Some Reflexions 229
Foreword to History in English Words, by Owen Barfield 233
Books of the Year: Some Personal Choices 236
Afterword to The Golden Key, by George MacDonald 237
SECONDARY WORLDS
Secondary Worlds 241
ESSAYS AND REVIEWS 1967-1968
Foreword to No Man's Time, by V. S. Yanovsky 327
Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings 331
Mr G 336
By the Grace of God and Henry Tudor, Archbishop 341
A Civilized Man 347
[Contribution to Attacks of Taste] 352
[Liner notes to a recording of Poems and Songs of Middle Earth] 353
A Don in the World 354
Foreword to H. A. R.: The Autobiography of Father Reinhold 359
A Knight of Doleful Countenance 361
A Very Inquisitive Old Party 374
Words and Notes 382
A Letter of Introduction 388
The Greatest of the Monsters 389
APPENDICES
I Auden as Anthologist and Editor 401
II Lectures, Sermons, Speeches, and Dialogues 404
III Responses to Questionnaires 483
IV Auden on the Air 489
V Tributes, Citations, and Endorsements 510
VI Letters to the Editor and Other Public Statements 512
VII Lost and Unwritten Work 517
TEXTUAL NOTES
Essays and Reviews, 1963-1966 521
Secondary Worlds 546
Essays and Reviews, 1967-1968 551
Index of Titles and Books Reviewed 559

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