Autobiography

Autobiography

by Edwin Muir
     
 
With a personal memoir by George Mackay Brown, an introduction and appendices by the noted Muir scholar Professor Peter Butter, and extra essays by Muir himself, this edition offers new insights into the life and work of a gentle and profound writer.

Overview

With a personal memoir by George Mackay Brown, an introduction and appendices by the noted Muir scholar Professor Peter Butter, and extra essays by Muir himself, this edition offers new insights into the life and work of a gentle and profound writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780701207700
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/27/1987
Pages:
304

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T. S. Eliot
Utter honesty with oneself and with the world is no more common among men of letters than among men of other occupations. I stress [Muir's] unmistakable integrity because I came to recognize it in Edwin Muir's work as well as in the man himself.

Meet the Author

Edwin Muir was born and raised in the Orkney Islands until his family moved to Glasgow in 1901. He found employment there as a clerk and educated himself during those years, moving to London and marrying Willa Anderson in 1919. Muir gradually established himself as a literary critic and novelist and, with Willa, as a translator – most notably of the works of Kafka. Muir was in his late forties before he started to write the poetry for which he is best known today. His verse is marked by a fascination with time and timeless symbols – haunted no doubt by what he came to see as an idyllic childhood in Orkney.

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