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Selected Poems

Hugh MacDiarmid

Edited by Alan Riach

Cover Picture of Selected Poems
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Hardback (280 pages)
(Pub. Mar 2002)
9780856359866
£19.95 £17.95
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  • A dedicated nationalist, yet at the same time a lifelong communist, the author brought about an extraordinary renaissance in Scots culture. His verse springs from a socialized consciousness and a vision of international modernism.

    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
    Alan Riach
    Alan Riach is a poet, teacher and critic, and the general editor of Carcanet’s Collected Works of 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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