The Double Man is a book of poems by W. H. Auden, published in 1941. Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973 ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən who signed his works W The title of the UK edition, published later the same year was New Year Letter.
The Double Man begins with a verse "Prologue" ("O season of repetition and return"), followed by a long three-part philosophical poem in octosyllabic couplets,New Year Letter and an idiosyncratic set of "Notes" to the poem in prose and verse. A couplet is a pair of lines of verse. It usually consists of two lines that rhyme and have the same meter These are followed by the sonnet sequence "The Quest" and a verse "Epilogue" ("Returning each morning from a timeless world"). The entire book was written in 1940, and indirectly records Auden's return to the Anglican Communion. See also Anglicanism The Anglican Communion is an international association of national Anglican churches
The book is dedicated to Elizabeth Mayer. Elizabeth Mayer (1884 - 1970 was a German-born American translator and editor closely associated with W