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Louis MacNeice

Louis MacNeiceBorn: 12-Sep-1907
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 3-Sep-1963
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Carrowdore Churchyard, County Down, Ireland

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight [1]
Occupation: Poet, Playwright

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: Autumn Journal


[1] "Totally, irredeemably heterosexual", according to Anthony Blunt.

Father: John MacNeice
Mother: Lily (d. 1914)
Mother: Georgina Greer (stepmother after 1917)
Sister: Elizabeth (b. 1903, d. 1981)
Brother: William (b. 1905, d. 1968)
Wife: Giovanna Marie Thérèse Babette Ezra ("Mary Ezra", Jewish, m. 1930, div. 1936/37)
Son: Daniel John MacNeice (b. 15-May-1934)
Girlfriend: Nancy Coldstream (painter, affair in 1930s, b. 1909, d. 2001)

    High School: Marlborough College, Wiltshire (1921-)
    University: Oxford University (1926-30)
    Teacher: Asst. Lecturer in Classics, University of Birmingham (1930-36)
    Teacher: Bedford College for Women, London (1936-40)

    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Author of books:
Blind Fireworks (1929, poetry)
Poems (1935, poetry)
Letters from Iceland (1937, with W. H. Auden)
The Earth Compels (1938, poetry)
Autumn Journal (1939, poetry)
The Last Ditch (1940, poetry)
Plant and Phantom (1941, poetry)
The Poetry of W. B. Yeats (1941)
Springboard (1944, poetry)
Holes in the Sky (1948, poetry)
Collected Poems, 19251948 (1949, poetry)
Ten Burnt Offerings (1952, poetry)
Autumn Sequel (1954, poetry)
Visitations (1957, poetry)
Solstices (1961, poetry)
The Burning Perch (1963, poetry, posthumous)

Wrote plays:
The Agamemnon (1936, trans. Aeschylus)
Christopher Columbus (1944, radio play)
He Had a Date (1944, radio play)
The Dark Tower (1947, radio play)
Faust (1949, trans. Goethe)
The Administrator (1961, radio play)
The Mad Islands (1962, radio play)
Persons from Porlock (1963, radio play)



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