W. H. Auden letters to Reed Whittemore

Biographical and Historical Notes

W. H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973)

Poet, dramatist, librettist, and essayist W. H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden was born February 21, 1907 in York, England. He became an American citizen in May 1946. In 1948, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for The Age of Anxiety.


"Wystan Hugh Auden." Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 9: 1971-1975. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994 (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC (accessed March 2008).

Scope and Content Note

Two letters handwritten by poet W. H. Auden to Reed Whittemore are dated June 13, 1970, and May 15, 1972. Auden writes to decline to review books suggested by Whittemore and states his fee for readings.