Iain Crichton Smith

Iain Crichton Smith

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This is a critical book on the popular Scottish poet Iain Crichton Smith. A prolific writer, Ian Crichton Smith is a popular novelist, a writer of short fiction, a radio dramatist, a literary critic and a poet of distinction in both English and Gaelic. This collection concentrates mainly on his English poetry, but includes work on his radio writings and on the Gaelic poetry and prose. Fifteen critics, poets and commentators discuss his work from different perspectives, from historical to psychoanalytical, and from comparative treatments to structural and post-structural readings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 321g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0748603409
  • 9780748603404

Table of contents

The Gaelic poetry, Derick Thomson; the necessity of action - the English fiction, Cairns Craig; ways of losing - the radio work of Iain Crichton Smith, Stewart Conn; double man at a Culloden of the spirit - reflections on the poetry of Iain Crichton Smith, George Watson; the wireless behind the curtain, Douglas Dunn; law and grace - a note on the poetry of Iain Crichton Smith, Gerald Dawe; first the footprints, then the unfathomable - writing difference and death in the later poetry, Stan Smith; "Deer on the High Hills" - a meditation on meaning, Colin Nicholson; the real poem, Carol Gow; the double vision - imagery in the English poetry, J.H. Alexander; Iain Crichton Smith - cockerel from the dawn, Alastair Fowler; Iain Crichton Smith - a rare intelligence, Lorn Macintyre; leaving Oban High School, "Hamlet in Autumn" and "Mr Trill in Hades", Ann E. Boutelle; the white horse - design and grace, Christopher Small; Uirsgeul Mhic a Ghobhainn - Iain Crichton Smith's Gaelic fiction, Richard A.V. Cox.
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