February 21, 1907 – September 29, 1973
Poet, Librettist, Essayist and Playwright
A beloved Anglo-American writer and one of civilization’s most lucid and luminous poets, Auden wrote with unflinching honesty of the human spirit and the follies of the modern world.
“A disheveled poet who crafted verse of exquisite order,” he lived in squalor at 77 St. Mark’s Place between First and Second Avenues.
Narrated by Joel Grey
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