Louis MacNeice was born in Belfast in 1907 and educated at Marlborough and MertonCollege, Oxford. His first book of poems, Blind Fireworks, appeared in 1929, and he subsequently worked as a translator, literary critic, playwright, autobiographer, BBC producer and feature writer. The Burning Perch, his last volume of poems, appeared shortly before his death in 1963. Peter McDonald was born in Belfast in 1962, and educated at Methodist College, Belfast, and University College Oxford. He is author of Louis MacNeice: The Poet in His Contexts (OUP 1991) and Mistaken Identities: Poetry and Northern Ireland (OUP, 1997). He is Tutor in English at Christ Church, Oxford.
Catalogue Number: G7C-R6M4
- Author: Louis MacNeice
- Publisher:Faber & Faber
- Published:18 January 2007
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