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Letters from Iceland

£32.99

Product description

1st edition
Condition - green linen cover, no jacket. small tears in the spine. Neat signature on inside book cover. pages clean and printing and photos bright. Very slight foxing on page edges. Fold out map in the back of the book is in excellent condition.
Letters from Iceland is a travel book in prose and verse by W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice, published in 1937.

The book is made up of a series of letters and travel notes by Auden and MacNeice written during their trip to Iceland in 1936 compiling light-hearted private jokes and irreverent comments about their surrounding world.
Auden's contributions include the poem "Journey to Iceland"; a prose section "For Tourists"; a five-part verse "Letter to Lord Byron"; a selection of writings on Iceland by other authors, "Sheaves from Sagaland"; a prose letter to "E. M. Auden" (E.M. was Erika Mann), which included his poems "Detective Story" and "O who can ever praise enough"; a prose letter to Kristian Andreirsson, Esq.; a free-verse letter to William Coldstream, and, in collaboration with MacNeice, "W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice: Their Last Will and Testament" (in verse).

The book is mentioned multiple times throughout the 2007 Oscar-nominated film, Away from Her, in which several passages are read aloud during the film.

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1st edition
Author(s):
W H Auden and Louis MacNiece
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15cms x22cms
Edition:
1937
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
268
Publisher:
Faber

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1st edition
Condition - green linen cover, no jacket. small tears in the spine. Neat signature on inside book cover. pages clean and printing and photos bright. Very slight foxing on page edges. Fold out map in the back of the book is in excellent condition.
Letters from Iceland is a travel book in prose and verse by W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice, published in 1937.

The book is made up of a series of letters and travel notes by Auden and MacNeice written during their trip to Iceland in 1936 compiling light-hearted private jokes and irreverent comments about their surrounding world.
Auden's contributions include the poem "Journey to Iceland"; a prose section "For Tourists"; a five-part verse "Letter to Lord Byron"; a selection of writings on Iceland by other authors, "Sheaves from Sagaland"; a prose letter to "E. M. Auden" (E.M. was Erika Mann), which included his poems "Detective Story" and "O who can ever praise enough"; a prose letter to Kristian Andreirsson, Esq.; a free-verse letter to William Coldstream, and, in collaboration with MacNeice, "W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice: Their Last Will and Testament" (in verse).

The book is mentioned multiple times throughout the 2007 Oscar-nominated film, Away from Her, in which several passages are read aloud during the film.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
W H Auden and Louis MacNiece
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15cms x22cms
Edition:
1937
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
268
Publisher:
Faber

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