Brief Mentions

W.H. Auden is famous for poems about totalitarian evil, but he also wrote frivolous verse when in the mood. In assembling As I Walked Out One Evening, Edward Mendelson, the executor of Auden's estate, sifted through the vast corpus of his work, picking out "lullabies, limericks, and other light verse" (to quote from the front cover).

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