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Wystan Hugh Auden
(1907 - 1973)

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1907 Born 21 February, Yorkshire England
1925 Enters Christ Church College, University of Oxford
1928 Studies in Germany for a year
1930 Paid on Both Sides, short verse play, is published in T.S.Eliot's periodical The Criterion
1930 Poems published
1930s Collaborates with Christopher Isherwood on several plays
1935 Marries Thomas Mann's daughter Erika Mann (to allow her a British passport)
1936 Look Stranger! published
1937 On This Island published
1937 Receives King George's Gold Medal for Poetry
1937 Serves in the Spanish Civil War driving an ambulance
1938 Travels to China
1939 Journey to a War published
1939 Settles in the United States
1940 Another Time published
1940 Another Time published
1940 Member of the editorial board of Decision magazine
1944 For the Time Being published
1944 The Sea and the Mirror published
1946 Becomes U.S. citizen
1946 Granted temporary status as a Major when he goes to Germany with the U.S. army to study the psychological effects of bombing on civilians
1947 The Age of Anxiety wins Pulitzer Prize
1947 Editor of the Yale Series of Young Poets until 1947
1951 Writes libretto for Stravinsky's Rake's Progress
1954 Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets until 1973
1954 Receives the Bollingen Poetry Prize
1956 Professor of Poetry at Oxford until 1961
1965 About the House published
1967 Receives National Medal for Literature
1972 Returns to Oxford as an honorary fellow
1973 Dies 29 September of a heart attack, in Vienna Austria
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