Typed Letter Signed Stella Musulin to W. H. Auden 1962-04-16--1973-04-16

AuthorMusulin, Stella
  • 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
  • 1962-04-16
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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, amp.acdh.oeaw.ac.at .

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Received at:
  • Kirchstetten
A-3200 Fridau
bei St. Pölten, NÖ.
Telefon 0 27 47 / 311
Neulinggasse 26/14
A-1030 Wien
Telefon 73 94 015
16th April .

Dear Wystan,

     Are you there?  May I come across for
a cuppa?  I shall be at Fridau over Easter
but am otherwise mostly in Vienna.

     Was very dashed at missing you when I
got back here at the beginning of September
and found you'd gone.





The date range has been delimited on the basis of research into the mention of "Easter" in relation to the indicated date of "16th April": 1962 is the first year in the Auden-Musulin correspondence in which the Easter weekend follows after the date of composition. Auden did not usually keep his acquaintances' correspondence (Colburn, Nadia Herman. "Bibliographic Essay and Review of Auden Studies." The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden, edited by Stan Smith, Cambridge UP, 2004 pp. 240-246, 240); the presence of this letter (the sole letter by Stella Musulin kept by Auden) among his papers might suggest a date of composition toward the end of Auden's life.

  • Colburn Nadia Herman
  • Bibliographic Essay and Review of Auden Studies
  • The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden
  • Smith Stan
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Cambridge
  • 2004
  • 978-0-521-53647-9
  • 240-246
  • 240-240

External Evidence: ph_005

your place

In this period of time, Stella Musulin lived either at Schloss Fridau in Ober-Grafendorf or in Neulinggasse 26 in Vienna.

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