The Table Talk of W.H. Auden. Edited by Nicholas Jenkins with an Introduction by Richard Howard.

New York: Sea Cliff Press, 1989. One of 150 copies printed on Saunders Mold-Made “Cream” paper. Title-page vignette and decorative endpapers by Dean Bornstein. Bottom corner of front cover lightly bent. Still, quite a fine copy. Prospectus laid in. Parchment wrappers with printed paper spine label. Octavo. [xvi], [123] pp. Item #13266

Ansen was Auden’s student at the New School between November, 1946 and May, 1947, and then served as the poet’s secretary and amanuensis. He kept a record of his conversations with Auden. “In the tradition of Hester Thrale’s Johnsoniana, or Eckermann’s Geothe, these conversations—though they are really monologues—record the private, extemporaneous and often outrageous musings of one of the great poets of our century” (prospectus).

Price: $175.00

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