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Louis MacNeice

Author: Jon Stallworthy
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"In this compelling new study of one of the century's most memorable poets, Jon Stallworthy has produced an outstanding full-scale biography of Louis MacNeice, drawing on the testimony of family, friends, lovers, and MacNeice's extensive unpublished correspondence and papers." "Stallworthy, whose Wilfred Owen was described by Graham Greene as "one of the finest biographies of our time," has produced another no less  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Louis MacNeice; Louis MacNeice; Louis MacNeice
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Stallworthy
ISBN: 0393037762 9780393037760
OCLC Number: 32013370
Description: xxi, 572 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The pre-natal mountain --
The house by the harbour --
The house in the garden --
Black dreams --
Sherborne --
Sandstone to Flint --
Playing the fool --
Other gods --
Paper flowers --
Hazy city --
Things being various --
Moving --
The flower of cities --
Summer is ending --
Talk of war --
The pity of it all --
The truth about love --
A birth and a death --
To the dark tower --
The horror --
The sanguine visitor --
The middle stretch --
Visitations and revisitations --
All over again --
Funeral games.
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"In this compelling new study of one of the century's most memorable poets, Jon Stallworthy has produced an outstanding full-scale biography of Louis MacNeice, drawing on the testimony of family, friends, lovers, and MacNeice's extensive unpublished correspondence and papers." "Stallworthy, whose Wilfred Owen was described by Graham Greene as "one of the finest biographies of our time," has produced another no less remarkable life of an equally haunting figure. MacNeice's mother died when he was seven and Stallworthy shows how his imagination transmuted her ghostly presence, and the powerful presence of his father, into an elemental opposition structuring most of what he would write - from anguished indictments of his native Ireland to poignant love poems."--Jacket.

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