The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden

"The Age of Anxiety" is a lengthy poem divided into six sections, set in a bar in New York City during the Second World War. It presents four characters - Quant, Malin, Rosetta, and Emble - who represent different aspects of the modern age. Through their discussions, dreams, and soliloquies, the poem explores themes of isolation, fear, and the search for identity and faith in a world marked by societal and technological change. It is known for its complex structure and use of various literary styles and forms.

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