Letters from Iceland, Paperback Book

Letters from Iceland Paperback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Diaries, letters & journals
  • ISBN: 9780571283521

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