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Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Garden City, N. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Today, millions of readers turn first to the horoscopes in their daily newspapers. With a history far longer than that of Christianity, it has long been, and is today, an undeniable social force.
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The E-mail Address es field is required. Muldoon and Derek Mahon have both written elegies for MacNeice, Mahon's coming after a pilgrimage to the poet's grave in the company of Longley and Seamus Heaney in It was during his first year as a student at Oxford that MacNeice first met W. Go to Amazon. Remember me on this computer.
You can assess your own character, abilities, and potentialities, and those of your friends: all the information you need is for the first time made available in the unique Appendices to this book. This, the last work of Louis MacNeice, is the only comprehensve and authoritative survey of astrology that takes no sides but presents the modern reader all the facts that he needs to form his own judgment.
Bookseller Inventory Ask Seller a Question. Shipping Terms: All books with dustwrappers are shipped with a Brodart protective book jacket cover unless otherwise noted. Auden knew many Marxists , and Blunt had also become a communist by this time, but MacNeice although sympathetic to the left was always skeptical of easy answers and "the armchair reformist. MacNeice started to write poetry again, and in January he and Auden led the first edition of Geoffrey Grigson's magazine New Verse.
MacNeice also started sending poems to T.
Eliot at around this time, and although Eliot did not feel that they merited Faber and Faber publishing a volume of poems, several were published in Eliot's journal The Criterion. In , MacNeice and wife welcomed a son Daniel John. Shortly afterwards Mary MacNeice left her husband and son. MacNeice hired a nurse to care for his son while he worked. Unsuccessful attempts at playwriting and another novel were followed in September by Poems , the first of his collections for Faber and Faber.
Auden and MacNeice traveled to Iceland in the summer of that year, which resulted in Letters from Iceland , a collection of poems, letters some in verse and essays. His translation of Aeschylus 's Agamemnon was published in late , and produced by the Group Theatre London.
Soon afterwards his divorce from Mary was finalized. August saw the appearance of Letters from Iceland , and towards the end of the year a play called Out of the Picture was published and produced by the Group Theatre. At the last months of the year he started work on Autumn Journal.
The poem was finished by February , and published in May. It is widely viewed as MacNeice's masterpiece, recording his feelings as the Spanish civil war raged and the United Kingdom headed towards war with Germany , as well as his personal concerns and reflections over the past decade. MacNeice made a brief lecture tour of various American universities, meeting with Mary and Charles Katzmann and giving a reading with W. MacNeice also met the writer Eleanor Clark in New York, and arranged to spend the next academic year on sabbatical so that he could be with her.
The trip to Cornell proved a success but MacNeice longed to return home; he was back in London by the end of He worked as a freelance journalist and was awaiting the publication of Plant and Phantom. MacNeice's work for the BBC initially involved writing and producing radio programms intended to build support for the USA , and later Russia — cultural programs emphasizing links between the countries rather than outright propaganda.
A critical work on W. Yeats which he had been working on since the poet's death in was published early in , as were Plant and Phantom and Poems — an American anthology.
At the end of the year, MacNeice started a relationship with Hedli Anderson, and they were married in July , three months after the death of his father. Brigid Corinna MacNeice known by her second name like her parents, or as "Bimba" was born a year later. By the end of the war MacNeice had written well over sixty scripts for the BBC and a further collection of poems, Springboard.
The radio play Christopher Columbus , produced in and later published as a book, featured music by William Walton, conducted by Adrian Boult, and starred Laurence Olivier. Dylan Thomas acted in some of MacNeice's plays during this period, and the two poets both heavy drinkers also became social companions. In , the BBC sent MacNeice to report on Indian independence and partition, and he continued to produce plays for the corporation, including a six-part radio adaptation of Goethe 's Faust in In he was given eighteen months' leave to become Director of the British Institute in Athens , run by the British Council.
The MacNeices returned to England in August , and Dan who had been at an English boarding school left for America in early to stay with his mother, to avoid national service. Dan would return to England in , but went to live permanently with his mother after a legal battle with MacNeice.