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Edited by Alan Riach
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Hardback (280 pages)
(Pub. Mar 2002)
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.
Praise for Hugh MacDiarmid 'Watch him, an angel's set his tongue on fire.'
'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'
'Every door in any town should be wide open to that great lyric poet Hugh MacDiarmid.'
'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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