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Complete Poems Vol II

Hugh MacDiarmid

Edited by Michael Grieve and W. R. Aitken

Cover Picture of Complete Poems Vol II
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Hardback (768 pages)
(Pub. Aug 1996)
9781857540628
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  • This volume concludes the corrected text of the almost 1500 pages of Hugh MacDiarmid's Complete Poems, with a volume including the full texts of In Memoriam James Joyce (1955), Three Hymns to Lenin (1957), The Kind of Poetry I Want (1961) and much else: long poems and intense lyrics, ephemera and polemics, with appendices of early poems omitted from the first volume.
    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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