The Edinburgh Book of 20th-Century Scottish Poetry

The Edinburgh Book of 20th-Century Scottish Poetry

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The Edinburgh Book of 20th-Century Scottish Poetry by Maurice Lindsay

Selected for the pleasure and interest they offer these 400 or so poems from more than 150 poets span the entire century. While the major figures - MacDiarmid pre-eminently, and others such as Norman MacCaig, Iain Crichton Smith, and George Mackay Brown - are generously represented, there are many other voices, from the master balladeer of the Yukon, Robert Service, to the internationally-known psychiatrist R D Laing, the distinguished economist Sir Alec Cairncross, and the troubled but deeply eloquent Rayne Mackinnon.Women are given due prominence. Readers unfamiliar with Helen Adam will experience a frisson at the sexual tensions of her ballad-poems while Naomi Mitchison reveals her intimate self. The admirable Marion Angus, Violet Jacob, and Helen B Cruickshank show their talents, while contemporary poets Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy, Janet Paisley, Jackie Kay, and many others, are well represented.In a century of unprecedented change, the poems also act as a commentary on their times - and Scot

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748620159
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 03/21/2006
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Maurice Lindsay is Poet and Literary Commentator at the Lesley Duncan is Poetry editor at the The Herald Newspaper

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