The Raucle Tongue: v. 3: Selected Essays, Journalism and Interviews

The Raucle Tongue: v. 3: Selected Essays, Journalism and Interviews

Hardback Macdiarmid 2000 S.

By (author) Hugh MacDiarmid, Volume editor Angus Calder, Introduction by Angus Calder, Edited by Glen Murray, Edited by Alan Riach

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  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 44mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Manchester
  • ISBN 10: 1857543785
  • ISBN 13: 9781857543780
  • Sales rank: 1,984,733

Product description

The third and final volume of McDiarmid's previously uncollected prose covers the decades from 1937 to 1978. This text includes: assessments of the contemporary political and literary scene, from the Spanish Civil War through MacDiarmid's call for an independent Republican Scotland; articles on Lewis Grassic Gibbon, John Maclean, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Norman MacCaig; tributes to James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Dylan Thomas, Cecil Gray and Joseph Conrad; a criticism of Billy Graham; and a series of pieces criticising those who MacDiarmid considered traitors in the Scottish national movement. The book concludes with a selection of retrospective and autumnal interviews, as the author looks back over his literary, political, and personal career. Glen Murray also provides details about MacDiamid's publications and commentary. The collection is the tenth volume to be published as part of Carcanet's MacDiarmid 2000 programme.

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