Autograph Letter Signed W. H. Auden to Stella Musulin 1968-10-24

AuthorAuden, W. H.
  • Mayer, Sandra
  • Frühwirth, Timo
  • Grigoriou, Dimitra
PublisherAustrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Vienna 2021
Source Information
  • State Collections of Lower Austria
  • Stella Musulin (Depot)
  • St. Pölten
  • 1968-10-24
  • 32 Bryanston Square
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  • RDF metadata
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Cite this Source (MLA 9th Edition)Andorfer Peter, Elsner Daniel, Frühwirth Timo, Grigoriou Dimitra, Mayer Sandra, Mendelson Edward and Neundlinger Helmut. Auden Musulin Papers: A Digital Edition of W. H. Auden's Letters to Stella Musulin. Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2022, .

from Peter Heyworth
Oct 24th

Dear Stella:

Many thanks for your letter and the
Drviving licence which I am much relieved
to get.

I can't possibly have the Langers
shivering,so I enclose a cheque for
S.2000 for extra fuel,and will send
more if and when needed.

What is Mr Langers first name.? Does
he understand English? I must write
him a note of welcome.

I leave to-day week for New York.
Address. 77 St Mark's Place. New
York City. New York 10003.

much love and thanks



In her memoir "Auden in Kirchstetten", Stella Musulin writes that after the "uprising in Czechoslovakia in August and September 1968", W. H. Auden considered the "idea of lending the house to two Czechs" (217). In Auden's letter to Musulin from 24 October 1968, he refers to the couple as "the Langers". Eventually, these plans did not materialize. In his letter from 6 November 1968, Auden expresses his relief: "Of course, selfishly, I'm rather relieved. How horrid one is!"

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