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Autumn Journal

Louis MacNeice

Repackaged for the MacNeice centenary in September 2007

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9780571263493
Date Published
05.02.2015
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Summary

Written between August and December 1938, Autumn Journal is still considered one of the most valuable and moving testaments of living through the thirties by a young writer. It is a record of the author’s emotional and intellectual experience during those months, the trivia of everyday living set against the events of the world outside, the settlement in Munich and slow defeat in Spain.

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He completely seizes the atmosphere of the year of Munich. He tolls the knell of the political thirties with melancholy triumph.

Cyril Connolly
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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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