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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, and is regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the century. Photo by Yousuf Karsh,

“Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.”   ― W.H. Auden, New Year Letter

“Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings. Auden, New Year Letter

Herman Melville

Literature - Herman Melville(August 1819 – September an American novelist, writer of short stories, and poet from the American Renaissance period. The bulk of his writings was published between 1846 and Best known for his whaling novel Moby-Dick

Poetry in the American Romantic Movement

Poetry in the American Romantic Movement

Wystan in his youth

W.H. Auden, ‘Who’s Who’ (c. 1934)

Children  Come to me, O ye children! For I hear you at your play, And the questions that perplexed me Have vanished quite away.  Ye open the eastern windows, That look towards the sun, Where thoughts are singing swallows And the brooks of morning run.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his wife Frances "Fanny" Appleton with sons Charles and Ernest, ca. 1849 wrote "The Children's Hour"

Robert Louis Stevenson.  I loved to read his books in school. Taking me away to a fantasy in another world. But what I love most about him is his little poems I would rehearse in the first grade.

Robert Louis Stevenson – was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

W. H. Auden.- By his own account, in his later years, his face most closely resembled a "a wedding cake melting in the rain".  BUT I LOVE HIM!

William H Auden- poet 'Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

O Tell Me The Truth About Love by W H Auden - Poetry Reading

O Tell Me The Truth About Love - A poem by W H Auden. About the poet - Wystan Hugh Auden - was an Anglo-American poet born in England, later an.

When it comes to the height of style in 1920's America, F. Scott Fitzgerald was the man. His writing, his relationships, his dress, and his lifestyle were all at the forefront of what the Jazz Age had to offer. Both observer and participant in the roaring days of the 1920's, Fitzgerald literally defined the times:

Style Icon: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jazz Age Trendsetter

Family album snapshot of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, sitting on lawn at her mother’s home, January Alabama.

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Cibachrome Edition: William smoking a joint, The Bunker, NYC by Kate Simon (Excludes VAT)

Henry James & William James...authors and brothers.  Father of modern novel and the latter of philosophy.

Brothers Henry James, novelist, and William James, philosopher: