W. H. Auden: poet and critic

United States, 1990

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Episode number 3 of Series “Writers of today”.
British poet, W. H. Auden, and New York Herald Tribune drama critic Walter Kerr, smoke their way through this entertaining discussion on the role of the poet and poetry in the modern world. The program is a reissue of an interview originally recorded in the ‘50s for the Educational Television & Radio Center. In it, Auden holds forth on the essentials for a good poet, poetry as magic or play, and the estrangement of the poet in a technological society. A highlight is Auden’s moving recitation of his own poem on poetry - “The truest poetry is the most feigning”.

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Dynamic Films

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1990

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Writers of today

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Writers of today

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ACMI Identifier

37591

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

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Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Interviews

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Interviews

Literature → Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973

Literature → English poetry

Literature → Poetry

Literature → Poets

People → Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973

People → Interviews

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Short films → Short films - United States

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