Collection SC259 - Louis MacNeice collection

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Louis MacNeice collection

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CA UVICARCH SC259

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  • ca. 1949 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Poet and translator, MacNeice was born in Belfast. He was a lecturer in Classics at Birmingham and at the University of London. He was associated with the left-wing poets of the 1930s, including Auden. His works include: Letters from Iceland (with Auden) (1937), Blind Fireworks (1929), Collected Poems (1949), and Solstices (1961). He also wrote verse plays for radio.

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The collection consists of 2 holograph poems signed “Louis MacNeice” (3 leaves) titled “Memory” and “Self-Knowledge.”

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louis-macneice-collection

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Revised by JF, July 30, 2013.

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  • English

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