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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; New Ed edition (17 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571234380
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571234387
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'He completely seizes the atmosphere of the year of Munich. He tolls the knell of the political thirties with melancholy triumph.' Cyril Connolly"

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Autumn Journal by Louis MacNeice is an essential collection of poems from one of Ireland's most treasured poets.


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By Nicole Ng on 26 Feb. 2014
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It's a great book, and I'm the type that scribbles notes in the margin, so the generous page formatting and quality paper was a definite plus for me. It could have only be made better by a good introduction or preface.
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By Denis Banks on 24 Sept. 2014
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Quite possibly the greatest volume of poetry of the 1930s. 5 April 2013
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The autumn in question is 1938 - a dramatic end of an increasingly tense year. For Louis Macneice 1938 was an artistic 'annus mirabilis' in terms of both the quantity and quality of his writing ('The Earth Compels' is a superb volume of poems & stands very well alongside this book; then there are two prose volumes: 'Zoo' - nothing major, but a most enjoyable book about London Zoo; finally there is joint effort with Auden - 'Voyage to Iceland').

Head and shoulders above his other works published that year is this poetic journal. In it, Macneice reflects on the approach of war, of the shame and empty hope of the Munich agreement and of of the descent of Spain into an ever-darkening civil war. He combines reflections on the turmoil of these major historic events with reflections on the turmoil of his personal life - recollections of a failed marriage, an unrewarding career as a university lecturer in Classics at Birmingham University, and a very recently failed relationship.

Although war had been avoided, it was clear that it remained inevitable - the bombs will soon begin to fall. The journal's final entry achieves a measure of philosophical acceptance, beginning thus:

'Sleep, my body, sleep my ghost,
Sleep, my parents and grand-parents,
And all those I have loved most:
One man's coffin is another's cradle.'

If this is the first book of Macneice's that you read, I am sure it will not be the last.
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