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    DescriptionThe Edinburgh of Angus Calder's poems is not the city of summer tourism and landmark buildings. It is the all-the-year-round arena of lingering mists or brilliant sunlight on grey stone, where seagulls and pigeons command the early-morning streets, curlers sweep their ice at Murrayfield and coarse sportsmen revel on the Meadows.


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    Title
    Sun Behind the Castle
    Subtitle
    Edinburgh Poems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Angus Calder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 139 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842820780
    ISBN 10: 1842820788
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC21: 821.914
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    Abridged Dewey: 811
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    Thema V1.0: DC
    Publisher
    LUATH PRESS LTD
    Imprint name
    LUATH PRESS LTD
    Publication date
    01 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Poet, polemical journalist, literary critic and historian. Winner of two SAC book awards. Funding convenor of the Scottish Poetry Library (1984) Best known as a historian of the Second World War and the British Empire. Formerly staff tutor in Arts, Open University in Scotland. Now freelance writer.
    Review quote
    These poems could not have been written anywhere but Edinburgh. This, the most beautiful, wry, challenging and haunting city in the British isles, with its "classic grey - most delicious of lourdness, an ecstasy of glum" is the true hero/heroine of the pages that follow. These poems have the confidence and lightness of words at home in their own streets. In the modern city, Calder displays his customary sharp, vivid observation and notes of pity, kindness and melancholy you don't find, for instance, in MacDiarmid. This is a lovely book. If only every city in this land had a poet like him, what a richer country it would seem. ANDREW MARR