Louis MacNeice Quote
“In my own prejudice.. I would have of a poet...whose worlds would not be too esoteric..fond of talking....capable of pity and laughter..appreciative of womem..involved in personal relationships...susceptible to physical impressions”
Qualities of a poet from Modern Poetry 1938.
Picture Source: WikipediaLouis MacNeice
Born: September 12, 1907
Died: September 3, 1963 (age 55)
Bio: Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE was an Irish poet and playwright. He was part of the generation of thirties poets which included W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis; nicknamed MacSpaunday as a group a name invented by Roy Campbell, in his Talking Bronco.
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