AUDEN (Wystan Hugh, 1907-1973, British born American Poet)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed 'Wystan Auden', to Mr. [Branko] Brusar, saying that he had thrown "away the envelope of your letter and then found that you had not put the address on the letter itself ... I'm a little worried as I haven't received the new Šop poems. Where were they sent to? Struga was quite fun. The mistake they make is in inviting too many poets. We have a yearly International Poetry Festival in London, which lasts for three evenings. We invite about ten poets (one year Pope was one) so that each gets a chance to present a fair sample of his work. At Struga there were about 250! Congratulation on your new job. So far as I can gather, there is in your country, thank God, no Party line in literature ...", 1 side folio, 3062 Kirchstetten, Austria, 1st October no year

Nikola ŠOP [pronounced shop] (1904-1982), was a Bosnian and Yugoslav poet. He was also a Christian mystic, schoolteacher and translator of the Latin classics. Šop's poems were published in Encounter in the 1960s. These include two long poems, Cottages in Space (November 1969) and Space Scene With Rooster (June 1971), all redone by Auden and co-signed with his name as translator. A pocket edition of these and other poems, entitled Auden's Šop was published by the Croatian Writers' Association in 1997.
B.S.BRUSAR was a Croatian literary translator.

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