A Certain World

by Auden, W H

A Certain World is an anthology of alphabetically arranged passages and quotations, valued by Auden from other authors . Auden described this work as the closest he would ever come to writing an autobiography. It was, he wrote, "a map of my planet."

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First published in New York by Viking Press, 1970. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black on the front panel. Projected publication dates and prices inked to front.

The first Uk edition of A Certain World was published by Faber and Faber, London, 1971. Octavo, original red cloth with titles to spine in gilt.

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New York: Viking Press, (1970). First edition. Quotations selected and with commentary by Auden; arranged in alphabetical sequence on topics ranging from "Accedie" to "Writing." Auden described this work as the closest he would ever come to writing an autobiography. It was, he wrote, "a map of my planet." Uncorrected proof in tall, narrow, somewhat soiled yellow paperwraps with… Read more
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