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W.H. Auden

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'''Wystan Hugh Auden''' (21 February [[1907]] – 29 September [[1973]]) was a long-time friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and the two corresponded frequently.
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'''Wystan Hugh Auden''' ([[February 21|21 February]] [[1907]] – [[September 29|29 September]] [[1973]]), Anglo-American poet, was a long-time friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and the two corresponded frequently.
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{{quote|I am [...] very deeply in Auden's debt in recent years. His support of me and interest in my work has been one of my chief encouragements. He gave me very good reviews, notices and letters from the beginning when it was by no means a popular thing to do. He was, in fact, sneered at for it.|[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Letter 327]]}}
 
{{quote|I am [...] very deeply in Auden's debt in recent years. His support of me and interest in my work has been one of my chief encouragements. He gave me very good reviews, notices and letters from the beginning when it was by no means a popular thing to do. He was, in fact, sneered at for it.|[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Letter 327]]}}
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=Bibliography, selected==
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*[[1954]]: ''The New York Times'', October 31.
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**"[[The Hero Is a Hobbit]]" [Review of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'']
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*[[1956]]: ''The New York Times'', January 22.
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**"[[At the End of the Quest, Victory]]" [Review of ''[[The Return of the King]]'']
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*[[1962]]: ''[[English and Medieval Studies Presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the Occasion of his Seventith Birthday]]''
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**"[[A Short Ode to a Philologist]]"
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*[[1968]]: ''Critical Quarterly'', Volume 10, Issue 1-2, pp.138-142.
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**"Good and Evil in ''The Lord of the Rings''"
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==See also==
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*"[[For W.H.A.]]" (poem by J.R.R. Tolkien)
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==External links==
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*{{WP|W.H. Auden}}
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*[http://www.lotrplaza.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=215814 ''W H Auden and Tolkien''] on Lotroplaza.com
  
 
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W.H. Auden
Biographical information
BornFebruary 21, 1907
DiedSeptember 2, 1973
EducationM.A. English language and literature, Christ Church, Oxford
OccupationPoet
LocationEngland/United States

Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 190729 September 1973), Anglo-American poet, was a long-time friend of J.R.R. Tolkien and the two corresponded frequently.

"I am [...] very deeply in Auden's debt in recent years. His support of me and interest in my work has been one of my chief encouragements. He gave me very good reviews, notices and letters from the beginning when it was by no means a popular thing to do. He was, in fact, sneered at for it."
J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 327

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