Louis MacNeice

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MacNeice, Louis

(məknēs`), 1907–63, Irish poet b. Belfast. Educated at Oxford, he became a classical scholar and teacher and later was a producer and traveled the world for the British Broadcasting Corporation. In the 1930s MacNeice allied himself with a group of poets of social protest led by W. H. AudenAuden, W. H.
(Wystan Hugh Auden) , 1907–73, Anglo-American poet, b. York, England, educated at Oxford. A versatile, vigorous, and technically skilled poet, Auden ranks among the major literary figures of the 20th cent.
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. His later poetry, written in a wide variety of verse forms, frequently expresses the loneliness and futility of modern life, while retaining the sparkling wit, ironical flatness of statement, the frequent theme of love, and the fluently colloquial tone of his earlier verse. His volumes of poetry include Poems, 1925–1940 (1940), Springboard (1945), Holes in the Sky (1948), Ten Burnt Offerings (1952), and Solstices (1961). He also rendered poetic translations of Aeschylus' Agamemnon (1936) and Goethe's Faust (1951).


See his Strings Are False: An Unfinished Autobiography (1966, repr. 2007); Collected Poems, ed. by E. R. Dodds (1967) and Collected Poems, ed. by P. MacDonald (2013); Letters of Louis MacNeice, ed. by J. Allison (2010); biography by J. Stallworthy (1995); studies by W. T. McKinnon (1971), D. B. Moore (1972), T. Brown (1975), R. Marsack (1982), P. MacDonald (1991), E. Longley (1996), and F. Brearton and E. Longley, ed. (2012).

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com A SENSE OF PLACE - AN EXHIBITION Date: Thursday 1 - Saturday 24 February Location: Ards Arts Centre Women of the Ards Peninsula used photography to record aspects of the social, maritime and agricultural legacy of the area, taking as a starting point the writings of poet Louis MacNeice who is buried in Christ Church, Carrowdore.
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Among the friends who arrived in Laugharne to pay their last homage to the Welsh poet, who in his lifetime established an international reputation, were Louis MacNeice, the well-known poet, and the following schoolboy friends from Swansea: Vernon Watkins, the painters Alfred James and Alban Leyshon, John Pritchard, poet, and novelist and poet, John Ormond Thomas.
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