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Complete Poems Vol I (2e)

Hugh MacDiarmid

Edited by Michael Grieve and W. R. Aitken

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Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback 2e (800 pages)
(Pub. Jan 2017)
9781784105198
£30.00 £27.00
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  • The first volume of this two-volume edition of MacDiarmid's Complete Poems reprints the texts of the Penguin edition (1986), which was based on the first edition of 1978, which MacDiarmid himself saw through the press. Additional poems discovered since the first edition of 1978 are included, and the additional text revised. MacDiarmid insisted that his Complete Poems should be books of poetry, uncluttered by editorial annotations and notes. Michael Grieve, the poet's son, and W. R. Aitken, his bibliographer, have carefully followed his instructions, and compiled an extensive glossary based on the earlier collections.
    Hugh MacDiarmid
    Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve) was born in 1892 at Langholm in the Scottish Borders. After training as a teacher, he worked as a journalist, before serving in France and Greece during the First World War. Returning to Scotland, he worked as a journalist, and in 1922 began to publish poems ... read more
    Michael Grieve
    MICHAEL GRIEVE, the son of Christopher Murray Grieve, was a journalist and editor on newspapers and a television producer and editor. He was Vice-Chairman of the Scottish National Party. Michael Grieve died in 1995. ... read more
    W. R. Aitken
    W. R. Aitken was a scholar librarian - friend and bibliographer to Hugh MacDiarmid. ... read more
    Praise for Hugh MacDiarmid 'Watch him, an angel's set his tongue on fire.'
    Norman MacCaig
    'Lord God, this fellow is a poet, singing a song even when pain seizes him, or the woe of the world murmurs in his heart'
    Sean O'Casey
    'Every door in any town should be wide open to that great lyric poet Hugh MacDiarmid.'
    Dylan Thomas
    'These great people like MacDiarmid are a bit scary, '
    Liz Lochhead
    'Riach has done Scottish literature a great service in masterminding the Carcanet edition of the works of Hugh MacDiarmid...'
    Times Literary Supplement
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