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1 Auden, W. H. The Age of Anxiety : A Baroque Eclogue
New York Random House 1947 
Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Fully bound in blue-green cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt and red. Red topstain. 138pps. Stated second printing. There is a mild bump to the lower front tip and a small closed tear at the bottom of page 138. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a small chip at the top of the front panel, a 1/2" closed tear at the bottom of the front panel, and light rubbing wear to the extremities; the original price is intact.

"...Mr. Auden's latest poem, 'The Age of Anxiety', is an eclogue; that is to say, it adopts the pastoral convention in which a natural setting is contrasted with an artificial style of diction. The setting, in this case, is a bar on Third Avenue, New York City, later an apartment on the West Side, the time an All-Souls' Night during the late war. The characters, a woman and three men, two in uniform, speak in alliterative verse..."

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Price: 39.90 USD
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