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The Strings are False

Louis MacNeice

Beautiful repackage of Louis MacNeice’s revealing autobiography, The Strings are False, publishing to coincide with his centenary in September 2007.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571239429
Date Published
06.09.2007
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Summary

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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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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