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date: 18 November 2019

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This chapter studies W.H. Auden's ‘Spain 1937’, which shows an awareness of the problems of its subject that it translates into its own structures. It then determines why the poem's revisions represent more than biographical and ideological turns in the oeuvre, and also tries to show how the poem signifies an attempt to simultaneously write and unwrite war.

Keywords: Spain 1937, problems of subject, biographical turns, ideological turns, oeuvre, writing war, unwriting war

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