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Selected Poems

Louis MacNeice

Louis MacNeice Selected Poems, re-packaged with a new introductory essay and apparatus for MacNeice’s centenary in 2007.

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£14.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571233816
Date Published
05.04.2007
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Summary

‘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. His wife, the critic Edna Longley, has supplied the apparatus for students and the general reader.

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Louis MacNeice was born in Belfast in 1907, the son of a Church of Ireland rector, later a bishop. He was educated in England at Sherborne, Marlborough and Merton College, Oxford. His first book of poems, Blind Fireworks, appeared in 1929, and he subsequently worked as a translator, literary critic, playwright, autobiographer, BBC producer and feature writer. The Burning Perch,…

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