Auden was arguably the most prodigiously talented of the great 20th century poets. When he recovered his Christian faith as an adult about 1940 this suffused all his later poetry. But it has been virtually ignored by critics. This lecture will explore the subtle ways in which Auden's faith emerges in his poetry and what was distinctive about it.
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