Attended Oxford, where he majored in classics and philosophy. In 1930, he married Giovanna Ezra and accepted a post as classics lecturer at the University of Birmingham, a position he held until 1936, when he went on to teach Greek at Bedford College for Women, University of London. In 1941, he joined the British Broadcasting Company as a staff writer and producer. Like many modern English poets, MacNeice found an audience for his work through British radio. Some of his best-known plays, including 'Christopher Columbus' (1944), and 'The Dark Tower' (1946), were originally written for radio and later published.
Early in his career, MacNeice was identified with a group of ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
- Prayer Before Birth
- The Sunlight on the Garden
- Bagpipe Music
- Sunday Morning
- Soap Suds
- The Suicide
- June Thunder
- House On A Cliff
Quotationsmore quotations »
''It's no go the Government grants, it's no go the elections, Sit on your arse for fifty years and hang your hat on a pension.''Louis MacNeice (1907-1963), British poet. "Bagpipe Music," Earth Compels (1938).
Comments about Louis Macneice
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)