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MacNeice, Munich, and Self-Sufficiency

Peter Robinson

in Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273256
eISBN:
9780191706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273256.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Louis MacNeice's poetics in his Autumn Journal in the light of issues for international relations focused around the Munich Crisis of September 1938. The poet's plea for an ... More


Louis MacNeice: The Living Curve

Alan Gillis

in Irish Poetry of the 1930s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277094
eISBN:
9780191707483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277094.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Seamus Heaney’s idea of Louis MacNeice as a vital means of holding Ulster, Ireland, and England within the purview of a single imagination. It argues that such an idea, to be ... More


MacNeice’s Dying Fall

C.D. Blanton

in Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199844715
eISBN:
9780190231590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844715.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Whereas Auden’s elegies encode what they cannot quite mention, MacNeice’s Autumn Journal confronts the explicit task of “mentioning things,” compiling a documentary record of the fall of 1938 as ... More


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