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by Louis MacNeice,W.H. Auden

  • ISBN: 0571132979
  • Category: Reference
  • Author: Louis MacNeice,W.H. Auden
  • Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice; New Ed edition (January 11, 2002)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • FB2 size: 1900 kb
  • EPUB size: 1722 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
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Letters from Iceland is a travel book in prose and verse by W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice, published in 1937

Letters from Iceland is a travel book in prose and verse by W. Auden and Louis MacNeice, published in 1937.

Letters from Iceland book. In 1936 poets WH Auden and Louis MacNeice travelled together to Iceland and documented their travels in prose, poetry and imagined letters. Humorous, entertaining and and insight into the place and the time.

Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE (12 September 1907 – 3 September 1963) was an Irish poet and playwright from Northern Ireland, and a member of the Auden Group, which also included W. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis

Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE (12 September 1907 – 3 September 1963) was an Irish poet and playwright from Northern Ireland, and a member of the Auden Group, which also included W. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis. MacNeice's body of work was widely appreciated by the public during his lifetime, due in part to his relaxed but socially and emotionally aware style.

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This item:Letters from Iceland by . Letters from Iceland" is one of the most entertaining books in modern literature; from Auden's 'Letter to Lord Byron' and MacNiece's 'Eclogue', to the mischief and fun of their joint 'Last Will and Testament', the book is impossible to resist- a thirties classic. Paperback: 256 pages.

Letters from Iceland. W H Auden and Louis MacNeice. Published by Faber (1967). In the summer of 1936, W. Auden and Louis MacNeice visited Iceland on commission to write a travel book, but found themselves capturing concerns on a scale that were far more international. Book Binding:Paperback. Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. All of our paper waste is recycled and turned into corrugated cardboard. Read full description. Letters from Iceland by W. Auden, Louis MacNeice (Paperback, 1998). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Title: Letters From Iceland. Catalogue Number: 9780571283521. Missing Information?.

At Oxford, MacNeice became friends with Stephen Spender and later, W. Auden, with whom he collaborated on. .During his lifetime, MacNeice was overshadowed by Auden, but in recent years, reevaluation of his work has regarded him as a major literary figure. Auden, with whom he collaborated on "Letters from Iceland" (1937). After graduating with a double first, MacNeice accepted a lectureship in the classics at Birmingham University and, after the traumatic elopement of his first wife, at Bedford College of the University of London. He joined the BBC as scriptwriter and producer in 1941 and remained with it for the remainder of his career. Библиографические данные. Letters from Iceland.

Louis MacNeice was widely regarded in the 1930s as a junior member of the . Letters from Iceland, by MacNeice and W. Auden (London: Faber & Faber, 1937; New York: Random House, 1937).

Louis MacNeice was widely regarded in the 1930s as a junior member of the Auden-Spender-Day Lewis group: MacNeice and Stephen Spender were contemporarie. Offers from publishers led to two MacNeice books published in 1938, I Crossed the Minch and Zoo. In his autobiography MacNeice describes these as prose books for which I had no vocation but which, I thought to myself, I could do as well as the next man. It flattered me that publishers should ask me to do something unsuitable. Poems 1937 (New York: Random House, 1937).

This highly amusing and unorthodox travel book resulted from a light-hearted summer journey by the young poets Auden and MacNiece in 1936. Their letters home, in verse and prose, are full of private jokes and irreverent comments about people, politics, literature and ideas. "Letters from Iceland" is one of the most entertaining books in modern literature; from Auden's 'Letter to Lord Byron' and MacNiece's 'Eclogue', to the mischief and fun of their joint 'Last Will and Testament', the book is impossible to resist- a thirties classic.
Reviews about Letters from Iceland (7):
Kulabandis
In the movie "Away From Her," a brilliantly written story and well directed and beautifully acted drama about a man losing his wife to Alzheimer Disease, there are several scenes where he reads to her these beautiful, poetic excerpts from this book... they of course use appropriate parts of the book to suit the context of the film, but it is lovely on its own. While it is technically a travel book, it is filled with this brilliant poetry that is well worth reading and owning.
Thetahuginn
Vintage Auden, but only half of it is actually *about* Iceland. And as fascinating as it is, it's dated. Don't expect up-to-date vignettes about this country, which has changed drastically since Auden visited in the 30's.
Charyoll
It took forever to ship. And the font is terrible. I don't even think I can read because the font is so bad.
Arador
So many funny letters and his bescribin the travels in the country side
and his letters to Lord Byron.How the Icelanders lived at that time.
WUNDERKIND
You will not be sorry you read this one.
Tujar
I am enjoying the book.
Aria
The writing establishes the status of Iceland in mid-last century which is interesting for its contrasts with contemporary times. The poems written to poets then long deceased provide food for thought even if they are written perhaps more hurriedly than their supposed recipients might have worked.
The book was delivered in a very short time and it was in excellent shape. I am looking forward to using the information in it in one of the stories in my book.

Yours,

SAM

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