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Stephen Spender

Stephen Spender

Spender, Stephen
Title: Stephen Spender
Reading Date: Monday, October 13, 1975

Introduction-1350

Description:

by Lois Shelton

"Consider if you will how lovers stand..."-1351

Description:

Early poem by W. H. Auden.


Annotation:

Auden, W. H. Poems. [Oxford]: S.H.S. [privately printed by Stephen Spender], 1928.

"The Secret Agent"-1352

Description:

Early poem by W. H. Auden.


Annotation:

Auden, W. H. Collected Poems. New York: The Modern Library, 2007.

"Not to you I sighed. No, not a word"-1353

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Spender, Stephen. Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1933.

"Acts passed beyond the boundary of mere wishing" -1354

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Spender, Stephen. Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1933.

"Rolled over on Europe: the sharp dew frozen to stars"-1355

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Spender, Stephen. Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1933.

"My parents kept me from children who were rough" -1356

Description:

Differs slightly from published version. 


Annotation:

Spender, Stephen. Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1933.

"What I expected" and "Who live under the shadow of a war"-1357

Description:

"What I expected" differs from published version. 


Annotation:

Spender, Stephen. Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1933.

"I think continually of those who were truly great"-1358

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Spender, Stephen. Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1933.

"The Express"-1359

Description:

Differs from published version.


Annotation:

Spender, Stephen. Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1933.

"The Pylons"-1360

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Spender, Stephen. Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1933.

"An Elementary School Class Room in a Slum"-1361

Description:

Differs slightly from published version.


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Spender, Stephen. The Still Centre. London: Faber & Faber, 1939.

"Two Armies"-1362

Description:

Differs slightly from published version.


Annotation:

Spender, Stephen. The Still Centre. London: Faber & Faber, 1939.

"Ultima Ratio Regum"-1363

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Spender, Stephen. The Still Centre. London: Faber & Faber, 1939.

"From My Diary" and journal excerpt-1364

Description:

Uncollected.

"One More New Botched Beginning"-1365

Annotation:

Spender, Stephen. The Generous Days. Boston: David R. Godine, 1969.

Reading Date: Monday, October 13, 1975
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Modern Languages Auditorium

Stephen Spender reads widely from his earlier works, including Poems (1933), The Still Centre (1939), and The Generous Days (1969); he also reads journal excerpts. Reproduced by kind permission of the Estate of Stephen Spender. 

Stephen Spender photographed by Lois Shelton (?)

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