A book detailing some of the history about a controversial “art”. Some of the famous people who devoted many of their lives decisions to astrology and some of the bad times such as in Nazi Germany for those involved in astrology. Provides a balanced treatment of the subject discussing its sometimes disreputable history, its disciples and critics as well as astrological predictions
Born to Irish parents in Belfast, MacNeice was largely educated in English prep schools. He attended Oxford University, there befriending W.H. Auden.
He was part of the generation of “thirties poets” which included W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis; nicknamed “MacSpaunday” as a group — a name invented by Roy Campbell, in his Talking Bronco (1946). His body of work was widely appreciated by the public during his lifetime, due in part to his relaxed, but socially and emotionally aware style. Never as overtly (or simplistically) political as some of his contemporaries, his work shows a humane opposition to totalitarianism as well as an acute awareness of his Irish roots.
Vintage / Hardcover / Good Condition