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Proms 2013 Proms Plus Literary

Proms Plus Literary
Proms Plus Literary
17:45 Mon 2 Sep 2013 Royal College of Music
Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate, and poet Paul Farley discuss one of the most influential of the Thirties Poets, Louis MacNeice, who worked with Benjamin Britten during his time as a BBC producer.
Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate, and poet Paul Farley discuss one of the most influential of the Thirties Poets, Louis MacNeice, who worked with Benjamin Britten during his time as a BBC producer.

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Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion and poet Paul Farley on the work of one of the most popular and influential of the Thirties poets, Louis MacNeice, the BBC producer who worked with Benjamin Britten and W.H. Auden and whose most enduring work, Autumn Journal, is set amid the upheaval of the period leading up to the Second World War. MacNeice died fifty years ago this week. There’s also a Proms appreciation of fellow Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney whose death was announced on Friday

Ian McMillan presents.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this summer's Proms Plus events.

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