Strings are False by Walter de la Mare
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Strings are False
By Walter de la Mare

The Strings are False

An Unfinished Autobiography Main

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Strings are False by Walter de la Mare

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"The Strings are False" is Louis MacNeice's unfinished autobiography. Written when MacNeice was a young man it was only discovered and published after his death in 1963. Described by Geoffrey Grigson in the "Guardian" as 'the best thing Louis MacNeice ever wrote in prose', "The Strings are False" is being reissued in MacNeice's centenary year with a new preface by Derek Mahon.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571239429
ISBN-10: 0571239420
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Walter de la Mare

Louis MacNeice was born in Belfast in 1907. His first book of poems, Blind Fireworks, appeared in 1929, and he subsequently worked as a translator, literary critic, playwright, BBC producer and autobiographer. The Burning Perch, his last volume of poems, appeared shortly before his death in 1963.

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