Hugh MacDiarmid, rebel poet and prophet
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Hugh MacDiarmid, rebel poet and prophet a short note on the occasion of his seventieth birthday by Duncan Glen

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Published by Drumalban Press in Hemel Hempstead .
Written in English


  • MacDiarmid, Hugh, -- 1892-1978.,
  • MacDiarmid, Hugh, -- 1892- -- Criticism and interpretation

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Edition Notes

Statementby Duncan Glen.
ContributionsDrumalban Press
The Physical Object
Pagination[8] p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21763440M

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Hugh MacDiarmid, preeminent Scottish poet of the first half of the 20th century and leader of the Scottish literary renaissance. The son of a postman, MacDiarmid was educated at Langholm Academy and the University of Edinburgh. After serving in World War I he became a journalist in Montrose, Angus. Hugh MacDiarmid (C.M. Grieve) was Scotland’s most influential and controversial writer in the 20th century. He urged and enabled the regeneration of all aspects of Scotland’s literature and culture through his poetry, polemical writing and political activity. HUGH MacDiarmid (the pseudonym of Chris Grieve) was the contentious colossus who towered over creative and cultural Scotland for much of the 20th century. “Mac the great” was brought up in a rich Christian context, with a Presbyterian father and a very talented (and poetic) minister as key early. Hugh MacDiarmid () remains a controversial and influential figure. Born a postman’s son in Langholm Dumfriesshire, he trained to be a school teacher in Edinburgh, then worked on local newspapers in Scotland and South Wales before enlisting in the Royal Army Medical Corps in

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