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The Age of Anxiety:
A Baroque Eclogue
W. H. Auden
Edited and with an introduction by Alan Jacobs

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"This new edition contains an elegant, unostentatious commentary by Alan Jacobs, an American professor whose previous books include a cultural history of Original Sin."--Richard Davenport-Hines, The Spectator

"Elegantly printed, [The Age of Anxiety] is graced by [Alan] Jacobs's essay-length introduction, which traces the poem's evolution from the time Auden moved from Europe to the US in 1939 to its publication both in Britain (1947) and the US (1948)."--Choice

"This new edition of Auden's The Age of Anxiety under review here provides a timely occasion for the reconceptualization of the structures of the collective imagination in the era of global violence and viral media spectacle. Benefiting from Alan Jacob's revealing and comprehensive prefactory note, the volume invites concerted theoretical effort toward the configuration of a post-apocalyptic poetics."--Nigel Mcloughlin, ABC Studies

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"Fascinating and hair-raising."--Leonard Bernstein

"[One of] Auden's outstanding American works."--Stephen Spender

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