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Poems, Stories and Writings (2e)

Margaret Tait

Edited by Sarah Neely

Foreword by Ali Smith

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Categories: 20th Century, British, Film, Scottish, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Classics
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Margaret Tait (1918–1999) was a pioneering filmmaker for whom words and images made the world real. 'In a documentary', she wrote, real things 'lose their reality... and there's no poetry in that. In poetry, something else happens.' If film, for Tait, was a poetic medium, her poems are works of craft and observation that are generous and independent in their vision of the world, poems that make seeing happen.

    Sarah Neely, Professor in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, draws on Tait’s three poetry collections, her book of short stories, her magazine articles and unpublished notebooks to make available for the first time a collection of the full range of Tait's writing. Her introduction discusses Tait as filmmaker and writer in the context of mid-twentieth-century Scottish culture, and a comprehensive list of bibliographic and film resources provides an indispensible guide for further exploration.
    Margaret Tait
    Margaret Tait was born in Orkney in 1918. After qualifying in Medicine from Edinburgh University in 1941, she joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving in India, Sri Lanka and Malaya, before returning to Orkney in 1946. She studied filmmaking in Rome from 1950-52, at the height of Neorealism. Returning to ... read more
    Sarah Neely
    Sarah Neely is a lecturer in Film in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling. She is working on a monograph on Margaret Tait. ... read more
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