Hugh MacDiarmid

Hugh MacDiarmid : Man and Poet

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This book assesses critically Scotland's most important 20th century poet. Bringing together previously unpublished essays by prominent scholars, contemporary poets and friends of MacDiarmid, this book covers a wide range of his life and work, and draws on many critical perspectives. With critical analyses by established scholars such as Kenneth Buthlay, Alan Bold and Roderick Watson as well as by younger theorists, this book helps define MacDiarmid's position at the crux of modernism and postmodernism. Features of the book include recollections of the poet by Seamus Heaney, Sorley MacLean and Naomi Mitchison. It should be of interest to undergraduate students of English and Scottish literature, and general readers needing a critical and biographical introduction to MacDiarmid's work.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 464g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • ports.
  • 0748604057
  • 9780748604050

Table of contents

MacDiarmid reading the waste land - the politics of quotation, Nancy Gish; adventuring in dictionaries, Kenneth Buthlay; Hugh MacDiarmid and Charles Olson, Alan Riach; beyond the dialect of the tribe - James Joyce, Hugh MacDiarmid and world language, Carl Freedman; sybnthetic Scots - Hugh MacDiarmid's imagined community, Rena Grant; interview with Seamus Heaney 1990, Nancy Gish; interview with Norman MacCaig 1979, Nancy Gish; Lev Shestov and Hugh MacDiarmid, Peter McCarey; MacDiarmid and the cairncross connection, Alan Bold; a memoir, Deidre Chapman; a memoir, Morag Enticknap; macDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance, Naomi Mitchison; interview with John Montague, Nancy Gish; from Sangschaw to "Harry Semen" - the poet's language and the poet's voice, Harvey Oxenhorn; "Oneness of Concept" - MacDiarmid and empirio-criticism, Raymond Ross; Hugh MacDiarmid's lucky poet - autobiography and the art of attack, Stephen P. Smith; landscapes of the mind and word, Roderick Watson; bibliography, W.R. Aitken.
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