Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Auden's "Guilty Vicarage."

W. H. Auden, right, with
Christopher Isherwood. Feb. 1939.
Photo by Carl Van Vechten.
Library of Congress,
Prints and Photographs Div

The discussion of volume 4 (Prose) of The Complete Works of W. H. Auden on Off the Shelf (RTE, Ireland) touches on Auden's "The Guilty Vicarage," his famous essay on the mystery. Auden, it should be noted, was the model for sleuth Nigel Strangeways for Nicholas Blake (aka poet Cecil Day Lewis).

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