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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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'''Wystan Hugh Auden''' ([[21 February]] [[1907]] – [[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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==Auden and Tolkien==
  
 
{{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]]}}
  
==Bibliography, selected==
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In 1955, Auden sent an inscribed copy of his poetry collection ''[[List of books in Tolkien's library#The Shield of Achilles|The Shield of Achilles]]'' to Tolkien.<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 480</ref>
  
*[[1954]]: ''The New York Times'', October 31.
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==Bibliography, selected==
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===Articles===
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*[[1954]]: ''The New York Times'', October 31
 
**"[[The Hero Is a Hobbit]]" [Review of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'']
 
**"[[The Hero Is a Hobbit]]" [Review of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'']
*[[1956]]: ''The New York Times'', January 22.
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*[[1956]]: ''The New York Times'', January 22
 
**"[[At the End of the Quest, Victory]]" [Review of ''[[The Return of the King]]'']
 
**"[[At the End of the Quest, Victory]]" [Review of ''[[The Return of the King]]'']
*[[1962]]: ''[[English and Medieval Studies Presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the Occasion of his Seventith Birthday]]''
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*[[1962]]: ''[[English and Medieval Studies Presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday]]''
 
**"[[A Short Ode to a Philologist]]"
 
**"[[A Short Ode to a Philologist]]"
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*[[1962]]: ''The Texas Quarterly'' IV
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**"The Quest Hero" (reprinted in [[Tolkien and the Critics|''Tolkien and the Critics: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's'' The Lord of the Rings]] (1968) and [[Understanding The Lord of the Rings|''Understanding'' The Lord of the Rings: ''The Best of Tolkien Criticism'']] (2004))
 
*[[1968]]: ''Critical Quarterly'', Volume 10, Issue 1-2, pp.138-142.
 
*[[1968]]: ''Critical Quarterly'', Volume 10, Issue 1-2, pp.138-142.
 
**"[[Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings|Good and Evil in ''The Lord of the Rings'']]"
 
**"[[Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings|Good and Evil in ''The Lord of the Rings'']]"
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===Other===
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*[[1967]]: ''[[Poems and Songs of Middle Earth]]''
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**[Untitled introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien (album cover text)]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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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 29, 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.

Contents

Auden and Tolkien

"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

In 1955, Auden sent an inscribed copy of his poetry collection The Shield of Achilles to Tolkien.[1]

Bibliography, selected

Articles

Other

See also

External links

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 480