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Louis MacNeice

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Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE (12 September 1907 – 3 September 1963) was an Irish poet and playwright. [1]

123 relations: Adrian Boult, Aeschylus, Agamemnon, Anthony Blunt, Archdeacon, Athens, Auden Group, Autumn Journal, Barcelona, BBC, Bedford College, London, Belfast, Benjamin Britten, Birmingham, Brighton Dome, British Council, Bronchitis, Carrickfergus, Carrowdore, Cecil Day-Lewis, Cecil Woodham-Smith, Chester Kallman, Christopher Columbus, Christopher Isherwood, Christopher Marlowe, Church of Ireland, Classics, Communist party, Cornell University, County Down, County Galway, Cuala Press, Derek Mahon, Diocese of Connor (Church of Ireland), Dominic Behan, Down syndrome, Dylan Thomas, E. R. Dodds, Eclogue, Egypt, Egyptian mythology, Eleanor Clark, Faber and Faber, Faber Book of Modern Verse, Fianna Fáil, Francisco Franco, Geoffrey Grigson, George Augustus Auden, Ghana, Goethe's Faust, ..., Graham Shepard, Group Theatre (London), Hampstead, Harry Ransom Center, Hebrides, Hedli Anderson, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, J. B. Priestley, Jews, Joan Leigh Fermor, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, John Beazley, John Berryman, John Betjeman, John MacNeice, Jon Stallworthy, Juvenilia, Laurence Olivier, Letters from Iceland, Life (magazine), Literae Humaniores, Literary estate, London Zoo, Marlborough College, Marxism, Mary Wimbush, Merton College, Oxford, Michael Longley, Michael Roberts (writer), Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Nancy Spender, National service, Norse mythology, Order of the British Empire, Oxford Book of Modern Verse 1892–1935, Oxford University Press, Partition of India, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Paul Muldoon, People of Northern Ireland, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Person from Porlock, Peter McDonald (critic), Philip Sargant Florence, Pneumonia, Popular Front (Spain), Prayer Before Birth, Preparatory school (United Kingdom), Register office (United Kingdom), Robert Penn Warren, Scholarship, Seamus Heaney, Selly Park, Sherborne, Sherborne Preparatory School, Spanish Civil War, Stephen Spender, T. S. Eliot, Terza rima, The Criterion, The Earth Compels, University of Birmingham, University of London, University of Texas at Austin, Uterine cancer, Victor Gollancz Ltd, W. B. Yeats, W. H. Auden, William Coldstream, William Walton, World War II, Zoo (book). Expand index (73 more) »

Adrian Boult

Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, CH (8 April 1889 – 22 February 1983) was an English conductor.

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Aeschylus (Αἰσχύλος Aiskhulos;; c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian.

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In Greek mythology, Agamemnon (Ἀγαμέμνων, Ἀgamémnōn) was the son of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Iphigenia, Electra or Laodike (Λαοδίκη), Orestes and Chrysothemis.

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Anthony Blunt

Anthony Frederick Blunt (26 September 1907 – 26 March 1983), known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO, from 1956 to 1979, was a leading British art historian who in 1964, after being offered immunity from prosecution, confessed to having been a Soviet spy.

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An archdeacon is a senior clergy position in the Syriac Orthodox Church, Church of the East, Chaldean Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, St Thomas Christians, Eastern Orthodox churches and some other Christian denominations, above that of most clergy and below a bishop.

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Athens (Αθήνα, Athína; Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.

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Auden Group

The Auden Group or the Auden Generation is a group of British and Irish writers active in the 1930s that included W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, and sometimes Edward Upward and Rex Warner.

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Autumn Journal

Autumn Journal is an autobiographical long poem in twenty-four sections by Louis MacNeice.

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Barcelona is a city in Spain.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Bedford College, London

Bedford College was founded in London in 1849 as the first higher education college for women in the United Kingdom.

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Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.

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Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist.

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Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Brighton Dome

The Brighton Dome is an arts venue in Brighton, England, that contains the Concert Hall, the Corn Exchange and the Studio Theatre (formerly the Pavilion Theatre).

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British Council

The British Council is a British organisation specialising in international cultural and educational opportunities.

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Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) in the lungs.

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Carrickfergus, colloquially known as "Carrick", is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Carrowdore is a small village on the Ards Peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland.

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Cecil Day-Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis) (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972), often writing as C. Day-Lewis, was an Anglo-Irish poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972.

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Cecil Woodham-Smith

Cecil Blanche Woodham-Smith (née Fitzgerald) (29 April 1896 – 16 March 1977) was a British historian and biographer.

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Chester Kallman

Chester Simon Kallman (January 7, 1921 – January 18, 1975) was an American poet, librettist, and translator, best known for his collaborations with W. H. Auden and Igor Stravinsky.

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (before 31 October 145120 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer.

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Christopher Isherwood

Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English-American novelist.

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Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe (baptised 26 February 156430 May 1593), was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era.

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Church of Ireland

The Church of Ireland (Eaglais na hÉireann; Ulster-Scots: Kirk o Airlann) is a Christian church in Ireland and an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion.

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Classics or classical studies is the study of classical antiquity.

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Communist party

A communist party is a political party that advocates the application of the social and economic principles of communism through state policy.

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Cornell University

Cornell University is a private and statutory Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York.

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County Down

County Down is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland in the northeast of the island of Ireland.

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County Galway

County Galway (Contae na Gaillimhe) is a county in Ireland.

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Cuala Press

The Cuala Press was an Irish private press set up in 1908 by Elizabeth Yeats with support from her brother William Butler Yeats that played an important role in the Celtic Revival of the early 20th century.

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Derek Mahon

Derek Mahon (born 23 November 1941) is an Irish poet.

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Diocese of Connor (Church of Ireland)

The Diocese of Connor is in the Province of Armagh of the Church of Ireland.

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Dominic Behan

Dominic Behan (Irish: Doiminic Ó Beacháin; 22 October 1928 – 3 August 1989) was an Irish songwriter, singer, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English.

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Down syndrome

Down syndrome (DS or DNS), also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21.

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Dylan Thomas

Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems "Do not go gentle into that good night" and "And death shall have no dominion"; the 'play for voices' Under Milk Wood; and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.

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E. R. Dodds

Eric Robertson Dodds (26 July 1893 – 8 April 1979) was an Irish classical scholar.

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An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject.

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Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

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Egyptian mythology

Egyptian mythology is the collection of myths from ancient Egypt, which describe the actions of the Egyptian gods as a means of understanding the world.

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Eleanor Clark

Eleanor Clark (July 6, 1913 – February 16, 1996) was an American writer.

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Faber and Faber

Faber and Faber Limited, often abbreviated to Faber, is an independent publishing house in the United Kingdom.

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Faber Book of Modern Verse

The Faber Book of Modern Verse was a poetry anthology, edited in its first edition by Michael Roberts, and published in 1936 by Faber and Faber.

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Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil (meaning 'Soldiers of Destiny' or 'Warriors of Fál'), officially Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party (Fianna Fáil – An Páirtí Poblachtánach), is a political party in Ireland.

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Francisco Franco

Francisco Franco Bahamonde (4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975) was a Spanish general who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War, until his death in 1975.

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Geoffrey Grigson

Geoffrey Edward Harvey Grigson (2 March 1905 – 25 November 1985) was a British poet, writer, editor, critic, anthologist and naturalist.

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George Augustus Auden

George Augustus Auden (27 August 1872 – 3 May 1957) was an English physician, professor of public health, school medical officer, and writer on archaeological subjects.

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Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

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Goethe's Faust

Faust is a tragic play in two parts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, usually known in English as Faust, Part One and Faust, Part Two.

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Graham Shepard

Graham Howard Shepard (1907–1943) was an English illustrator and cartoonist.

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Group Theatre (London)

The Group Theatre (London) was an experimental theatre company founded in 1932 by Rupert Doone and Robert Medley.

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Hampstead, commonly known as Hampstead Village, is an area of London, England, northwest of Charing Cross.

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Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center is an archive, library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, specializing in the collection of literary and cultural artifacts from the United States and Europe for the purpose of advancing the study of the arts and humanities.

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The Hebrides (Innse Gall,; Suðreyjar) compose a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland.

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Hedli Anderson

Antoinette Millicent Hedley Anderson (1907–1990) was an English singer and actor.

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Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.

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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight (also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IOW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England.

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J. B. Priestley

John Boynton Priestley, OM (13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984), known by his pen name J.B. Priestley, was an English novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, social commentator and broadcaster.

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Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites Israelite origins and kingdom: "The first act in the long drama of Jewish history is the age of the Israelites""The people of the Kingdom of Israel and the ethnic and religious group known as the Jewish people that descended from them have been subjected to a number of forced migrations in their history" and Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.

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Joan Leigh Fermor

Joan Leigh Fermor (5 February 1912 – 4 June 2003) was an English photographer, and wife of author Patrick Leigh Fermor.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman.

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John Beazley

Sir John Davidson Beazley, (13 September 1885 – 6 May 1970) was a British classical archaeologist and art historian, known for his classification of Attic vases by artistic style.

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John Berryman

John Allyn McAlpin Berryman (born John Allyn Smith, Jr.; October 25, 1914 – January 7, 1972) was an American poet and scholar, born in McAlester, Oklahoma.

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John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman (28 August 190619 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".

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John MacNeice

John Frederick MacNeice (1866–1942), was born at Omey, Co.

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Jon Stallworthy

Jon (Howie) Stallworthy (18 January 1935 – 19 November 2014) FBA FRSL was Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Oxford.

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Juvenilia are literary, musical or artistic works produced by an author during their youth.

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Laurence Olivier

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.

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Letters from Iceland

Letters from Iceland is a travel book in prose and verse by W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice, published in 1937.

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Life (magazine)

Life was an American magazine that ran regularly from 1883 to 1972 and again from 1978 to 2000.

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Literae Humaniores

Literae Humaniores is the name given to an undergraduate course focused on Classics (Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Latin, ancient Greek and philosophy) at the University of Oxford and some other universities.

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Literary estate

The literary estate of a deceased author consists mainly of the copyright and other intellectual property rights of published works, including film, translation rights, original manuscripts of published work, unpublished or partially completed work, and papers of intrinsic literary interest such as correspondence or personal diaries and records.

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London Zoo

London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo.

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Marlborough College

Marlborough College is an independent boarding and day school in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.

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Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that views class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation.

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Mary Wimbush

Mary Wimbush (19 March 1924 – 31 October 2005) was an English actress whose career spanned 60 years.

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Merton College, Oxford

Merton College (in full: The House or College of Scholars of Merton in the University of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

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Michael Longley

Michael Longley, CBE (born 27 July 1939) is a poet from Belfast in Northern Ireland.

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Michael Roberts (writer)

Michael Roberts (6 December 1902 – 13 December 1948), originally named William Edward Roberts, was an English poet, writer, critic and broadcaster, who made his living as a teacher.

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Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, also known as the Nazi–Soviet Pact,Charles Peters (2005), Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Willkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World, New York: PublicAffairs, Ch.

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Nancy Spender

Nancy Spender (29 October 1909 – 20 June 2001) was a British painter, described on her death as "much underrated".

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National service

National service is a system of either compulsory or voluntary government service, usually military service.

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Norse mythology

Norse mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Oxford Book of Modern Verse 1892–1935

The Oxford Book of Modern Verse 1892–1935 was a poetry anthology edited by W. B. Yeats, and published in 1936 by Oxford University Press.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Partition of India

The Partition of India was the division of British India in 1947 which accompanied the creation of two independent dominions, India and Pakistan.

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Patrick Leigh Fermor

Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor, DSO, OBE (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011), also known as Paddy Fermor, was a British author, scholar, soldier and polyglot who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Cretan resistance during the Second World War.

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Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon (born 20 June 1951) is an Irish poet.

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People of Northern Ireland

The people of Northern Ireland, or Northern Irish people, are all people born in Northern Ireland and having, at the time of their birth, at least one parent who is a British citizen, an Irish citizen or is otherwise entitled to reside in Northern Ireland without any restriction on their period of residence,The Good Friday Agreement guarantees the "recognition of the birthright of all the people of Northern Ireland to identify themselves and be accepted as Irish or British, or both, as they may so choose." under the Belfast Agreement.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (4 August 17928 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language, and one of the most influential.

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Person from Porlock

The person from Porlock was an unwelcome visitor to Samuel Taylor Coleridge during his composition of the poem Kubla Khan in 1797.

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Peter McDonald (critic)

Professor Peter McDonald (born 1962 in Belfast) is a poet, university lecturer and writer of literary criticism.

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Philip Sargant Florence

Philip Sargant Florence (25 June 1890 – 29 January 1982) was an American economist who spent most of his life in the United Kingdom.

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Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the small air sacs known as alveoli.

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Popular Front (Spain)

The Popular Front (Frente Popular) in Spain's Second Republic was an electoral coalition and pact signed in January 1936 by various left-wing political organizations, instigated by Manuel Azaña for the purpose of contesting that year's election.

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Prayer Before Birth

Prayer before birth is a poem written by the Irish poet Louis MacNeice (1907 - 1963) at the height of the Second World War.

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Preparatory school (United Kingdom)

A preparatory school (or, shortened: prep school) in the United Kingdom is a selective, fee-charging independent primary school that caters primarily for children up to approximately the age of 13.

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Register office (United Kingdom)

A register office, much more commonly registry office (except in official use), is a British government office where births, deaths and marriages are officially recorded and civil marriages take place.

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Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism.

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A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education.

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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Justin Heaney (13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013) was an Irish poet, playwright and translator.

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Selly Park

Selly Park is a residential suburban district in south-west Birmingham, England.

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Sherborne is a market town and civil parish in north west Dorset, in South West England.

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Sherborne Preparatory School

Sherborne Preparatory School is a non-selective coeducational preparatory school in the town of Sherborne, Dorset in southern England.

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Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War (Guerra Civil Española),Also known as The Crusade (La Cruzada) among Nationalists, the Fourth Carlist War (Cuarta Guerra Carlista) among Carlists, and The Rebellion (La Rebelión) or Uprising (Sublevación) among Republicans.

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Stephen Spender

Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist, and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work.

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".

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Terza rima

Terza rima is a rhyming verse stanza form that consists of an interlocking three-line rhyme scheme.

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The Criterion

The Criterion was a British literary magazine published from October 1922 to January 1939.

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The Earth Compels

The Earth Compels was the second poetry collection by Louis MacNeice.

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University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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University of London

The University of London (abbreviated as Lond. or more rarely Londin. in post-nominals) is a collegiate and a federal research university located in London, England.

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University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin (UT, UT Austin, or Texas) is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of Texas System.

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Uterine cancer

Uterine cancer, also known as womb cancer, is any type of cancer that emerges from the tissue of the uterus.

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Victor Gollancz Ltd

Victor Gollancz Ltd was a major British book publishing house of the twentieth century.

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W. B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats (13 June 186528 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature.

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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an English-American poet.

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William Coldstream

Sir William Menzies Coldstream, CBE (28 February 1908 – 18 February 1987) was an English realist painter and a long-standing art teacher.

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William Walton

Sir William Turner Walton, OM (29 March 19028 March 1983) was an English composer.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Zoo (book)

Zoo is a book by Louis MacNeice.

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