The Shield of Achilles

Winner, National Book Awards 1956 for Poetry

cover of The Shield of Achilles by W H Auden
ISBN 9781125950470
Random House
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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden was born in York, England, on February 21, 1907. He moved to Birmingham during childhood and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. As a young man he was influenced by the poetry of Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost, as well as William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Old English verse. More about this author >

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