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Words and the Word (Sermon)

Title
Words and the Word (Sermon) : typescript with holograph revisions.
Author
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
Publication
circa 1965 October 24.
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Description
.1 linear feet ( 1 folder)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Sermons.
Note
  • The title "Words & the Word" is written in pencil in a different hand at top; the name W. H. Auden is written next to it in ink.
  • A holograph revision in the typescript's final paragraph lacks the published quotation "The great advantage of the French language...."
Access (note)
  • Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Source (note)
  • Purchased from Helena Kojevnikov, 2019.
Publications (note)
  • The sermon is published under the title "Words and the Word" in The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, ed. Edward Mendelson, vol. 5, Prose: 1963-1968 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015), 404-407. The delivery of the sermon is identified and dated in the editor's introduction to the work. The lecture by the same title is also found in vol. 5, pp. 308-324, part IV of Auden's T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures, published together under the title "Secondary Worlds."
Call Number
Berg Coll 29967
OCLC
1137175154
Author
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973, creator.
Title
Words and the Word (Sermon) : typescript with holograph revisions.
Production
circa 1965 October 24.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Typescript sermon (3 pages), with holograph revisions in ink, by the Anglo-American poet and writer W. H. Auden (1907-1973). Auden delivered this sermon during the Evensong service of October 24, 1965 at Christ Church, Oxford, at the invitation of College Chaplain John Gilling. Auden used the same title for one of four lectures given in memory of T. S. Eliot at the University of Kent, Canterbury, in October 1967. The sermon explores the nature of human speech as a reflection of Divine activity. The lecture incorporates some of the themes and text present in this sermon.
Publications
The sermon is published under the title "Words and the Word" in The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, ed. Edward Mendelson, vol. 5, Prose: 1963-1968 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015), 404-407. The delivery of the sermon is identified and dated in the editor's introduction to the work. The lecture by the same title is also found in vol. 5, pp. 308-324, part IV of Auden's T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures, published together under the title "Secondary Worlds."
Source
Purchased from Helena Kojevnikov, 2019.
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Occupation
Authors.
Poets.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll 29967
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