Louis MacNeice

Standard Name: MacNeice, Louis


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Education Adrienne Rich
Here she was introduced to the poetry of Donne , Yeats , Eliot , Pound , Frost , Thomas , MacNeice , Stevens , and Ginsberg .
Yorke, Liz. Adrienne Rich: Passion, Politics, and the Body. Sage.
Rich enjoyed her time at Radcliffe, though...
Family and Intimate relationships Olivia Manning
They met and married within a few weeks. Reggie Smith, who was home on leave from a job in Bucharest, was a socialist, a charmer, a philanderer, and a feminist (who was later to edit...
Intertextuality and Influence Sheenagh Pugh
SP cites her favourite English-language poet as the Scottish ChaucerianRobert Henryson . Other favourites include Sir Thomas Wyatt , George Herbert , Louis MacNeice , Louise Glück , and Edwin Morgan . SP has...
Intertextuality and Influence Liz Lochhead
The Recitations (poems in which the speaking voice is crucial, most of them sharply Scots-vernacular comments on sexual or gender relations) include the title piece, Bagpipe Muzak, Glasgow 1990. This laments (in a nice...
Literary responses Olivia Manning
Louis MacNeice , reviewing this book, said it was a mistake for a highbrow writer to attempt a guidebook.
Braybrooke, Neville, and Isobel English. Olivia Manning: A Life. Chatto and Windus.
Literary responses Michelene Wandor
This piece received high praise. The poet and novelist John Wain in The Sunday Telegraph compared it to Dylan Thomas and Louis MacNeice in its attainment of that rarely attained genre, the pure radio work...
Occupation Dorothy Wellesley
At Penns during the Second World WarDW wrote of her fear—An explosion. I thought of my son. (Oh, don't think!) I thought of Hilda (she is safe)—but also of solitude, of her...
Textual Features Muriel Spark
Her own experience was a continuing source of material and inspiration to MS . She used actual incidents for stories set in Africa: for one about a white driver who deliberately runs down and...
Textual Production Marina Warner
MW published No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock, a study of images that frighten children.
The title alludes to a line in Louis MacNeice 's Bagpipe Music: It's no go...
Textual Production W. H. Auden
WHA and Louis MacNeice jointly published Letters from Iceland, a travel book in poetry and prose letters written as a result of their trip to Iceland the previous year.
British Library Catalogue. http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=0&tab=local_tab&dstmp=1489778087340&vid=BLVU1&mode=Basic&fromLo.
Bloomfield, Barry Cambray, and Edward Mendelson. W. H. Auden: A Bibliography 1924-1969. University Press of Virginia.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Textual Production W. H. Auden
WHA wrote film poems or scripts for two famous documentaries made by the General Post Office Film Unit , Night Mail and Coal Face. Letters from Iceland (below) which appeared in print on 6...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Anne Stevenson
Essays or chapters, some of them controversial, are devoted to Sylvia Plath , Elizabeth Bishop , Eavan Boland , Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill , Dana Gioia , Seamus Heaney , Louis MacNeice , and R. S. Thomas


24 December 1922: The first play written for radio, Phyllis...

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24 December 1922

The first play written for radio, Phyllis Twigg 's The Truth About Father Christmas, was broadcast in the UK by the BBC .

February 1936: The awesome trio of political theorist Harold...

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February 1936

The awesome trio
Laity, Paul. “The left’s ace of clubs”. Guardian Unlimited.
of political theorist Harold Laski , publisher Victor Gollancz , and writer and Labour MP John Strachey established the Left Book Club (LBC) .


Auden, W. H., and Louis MacNeice. Letters from Iceland. Faber and Faber, 1937.