The Correspondence Between Hugh MacDiarmid and Sorley MacLean: An Annotated Edition

The Correspondence Between Hugh MacDiarmid and Sorley MacLean: An Annotated Edition

by Susan Wilson
     
 

This is both the first complete annotated edition of the letters exchanged by these major twentieth-century Scottish poets and the first major exploration of their long friendship and literary association. Spanning nearly fifty years, from 27 July 1934 to 23 July 1978, this engaging correspondence offers a revealing and sometimes intimate look at their lively

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This is both the first complete annotated edition of the letters exchanged by these major twentieth-century Scottish poets and the first major exploration of their long friendship and literary association. Spanning nearly fifty years, from 27 July 1934 to 23 July 1978, this engaging correspondence offers a revealing and sometimes intimate look at their lively dialogical exchanges on a broad range of topics from major historical events such as the Spanish Civil War and WW II, to the mundane challenges of daily life.The introductory chapters chart the development of MacDiarmid and MacLean's enduring friendship in relation to their quite different literary contexts and careers, discuss MacLean's significant contributions to MacDiarmid's Golden Treasury of Scottish Poetry, and situate MacLean's literary innovations in terms of Gaelic modernism. They thus provide comparative critical insights into the influence of cultural nationalism on each writer's developing poetics, their work as translators, and th

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748639809
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Susan Wilson is a lecturer of English at the University of Victoria.

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