The Hugh MacDiarmid Anthology (Poems in Scots & English) (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 0000710082657
Edited by Michael Grieve & Alexander Scott.
Many literary critics agree that, with William Dunbar and Robert Burns, Hugh MacDiarmid is one of the three greatest Scottish poets. Christopher Murray Grieve, known by his pen name, Hugh MacDiarmid, was a Scottish poet and cultural activist.
MacDiarmid was instrumental in creating a Scottish version of modernism and was a leading light in the Scottish Renaissance of the 20th century. Unusually for a first generation modernist, he was a communist; unusually for a communist, he was a committed Scottish nationalist. He wrote in English and literary Scots (sometimes referred to as Lallans).
This volume, issued to mark MacDiarmid's eightieth birthday, constitutes the most representative selection of his work so far published. It begins with Sangschaw, first published in 1925, and ends with Akros No. 3, which first appeared in 1966.
The anthology as a whole fully illustrates the scope of Scotland's greatest writer of the 20th Century and is a fitting tribute to Hugh MacDiarmid and his work.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Poetry & Plays
- Published : 1972 (This Edition - Routledge & Kegan Paul)
- ISBN : 0710082657
- SKU : B002906
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : Unknown
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Not just good individual poems, but poetry which extends the limits of the art." - The Scotsman.
"Attractive and readable book with a moving introduction from the poets son, Michael Grieve. - Daily Telegraph.
James Michael Trevlyn Grieve was a Scottish journalist and political activist. Born in Shetland, the son of poet Hugh MacDiarmid, Grieve became a journalist, working across print and television.
Alexander Mackie Scott was a Scottish poet, literary journalist, playwright and pioneering academic who, in 1971, helped to found (and serve as the Head for) the first and still the only independent department for the study of Scottish literature at the University of Glasgow.
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