At a glance:
- Author: W. H. Auden
- First Published: 1937
- Type of Work: Poem
- Genres: Poetry, War poetry
- Subjects: 1930's, Poverty or poor people, War, Peace, Spanish Civil War, Spain or Spanish people
Spain 1937 tells a story that is partly autobiographical. As a sympathizer with the socially progressive forces of the Spanish Loyalists, Auden had gone to Spain to participate in the war as a stretcher-bearer. Once there, he witnessed the viciousness of civil conflict, not only between the opposing armies but also among the Loyalists themselves. He returned to England embittered with politics, especially the European variety, and would soon leave to establish residence in the United States.
Yet the tone of Spain 1937 is generally elegiac—sad...
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