Letters from Iceland

Louis MacNeice, W.H. Auden

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 15-11-2018

£14.99

In the summer of 1936, W H Auden and Louis MacNeice visited Iceland on commission to write a travel book, but found themselves capturing concerns on a scale that were far more international. This is a collaboration in poetry and prose, reportage and correspondence, published in 1937 with the Spanish Civil War newly in progress.

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In the summer of 1936, W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice visited Iceland on commission to write a travel book, but found themselves capturing concerns on a scale that were far more international. ‘Though writing in a “holiday” spirit,’ commented Auden, ‘its authors were all the time conscious of a threatening horizon to their picnic – world-wide unemployment, Hitler growing everyday more powerful and a world-war more inevitable.’ The result is the remarkable Letters from Iceland, a collaboration in poetry and prose, reportage and correspondence, published in 1937 with the Spanish Civil War newly in progress, beneath the shadow of looming world war.

Additional information

Weight 0.345 kg
Dimensions 25 × 130 × 195 mm
Page Count 312