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The Edinburgh companion to Hugh MacDiarmid


Margery Palmer McCulloch


By using previously uncollected creative and discursive writings, this international group of contributors presents a vital updating of MacDiarmid scholarship. They bring fresh insights to major poems such as A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, To Circumjack Cencrastus and In Memoriam James Joyce, and offer new political, ecological and science-based readings in relation to MacDiarmid’s work from the 1930s. They also discuss his experimental short fiction in Annals of the Five Senses, the autobiographical Lucky Poet, and a representative selection of his essays and journalism. They assess MacDiarmid’s legacy and reputation in Scotland and beyond, placing his poetry within the context of international modernism.

Book Type Edited Book
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Mar 25, 2011
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The Edinburgh Companion to Hugh MacDiarmid
ISBN 978-0748641895
Keywords Hugh MacDiarmid; modernism; Scottish culture; Scottish Renaissance; national identity;
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