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Louis MacNeice by Louis MacNeice
Book Description'I would have a poet able bodied, fond of talking, a reader of the newspapers, capable of pity and laughter, informed in economics, appreciative of women, involved in personal relationships, actively interested in politics, susceptible to physical impressions.' Louis MacNeice's prescription is designed to look ordinary, rather than esoteric, but very little poetry can claim to meet these specifications, stringent in their very wideness. MacNeice's work matches the world he famously described as 'incorrigibly plural'. Michael Longley, himself a distinguished Ulster poet, has written an introductory essay of meticulous advocacy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571233816
(198mm x 132mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Louis MacNeice
Louis MacNeice was born in Belfast in 1907. He was educated in England at Sherborne, Marlborough and Merton College, Oxford. His first book of poems, Blind Fireworks, appeared in 1929. The Burning Perch, his last volume of poems, appeared shortly before his death in 1963.
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