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Norman McCaig

(1910—1996) poet

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Edinburgh Review

Edinburgh Review  

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(1802–1929),a quarterly periodical, established by F. Jeffrey, Sydney Smith, and H. Brougham, and originally published by A. Constable. It succeeded immediately in establishing a prestige and ...
Hugh MacDiarmid

Hugh MacDiarmid  

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1892–1978)Scottish poet and writer.The son of a postman, Hugh MacDiarmid was born in Langholm and attended Langholm Academy before going on to Edinburgh University. He served in the army during World ...
Lines Review

Lines Review  

A literary magazine begun as an eight-page poetry broadsheet entitled Lines in 1952. Norman MacCaig, Sydney Goodsir Smith, and Hamish Henderson were among the poets represented. Alan Riddell was its ...
New Apocalypse

New Apocalypse  

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A group of writers who flourished briefly as a movement in the 1940s, united by a romantic reaction against what they saw as the ‘classicism’ of Auden; it expressed itself in wild, turbulent, and at ...
New Poetry

New Poetry  

An anthology of verse edited by Al Alvarez, first published by Penguin Books in 1962. Alvarez's controversial introduction argued that since the decline of Modernism ‘the machinery of modern English ...
Regional Poetry

Regional Poetry  

Verse reflecting certain essential aspects of specific geographical areas, generally approximating in size and distinctness of cultural identity to counties. Although there are numerous earlier ...
Royal Society of Edinburgh

Royal Society of Edinburgh  

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Was established in 1783 for ‘the cultivation of every branch of science, erudition, and taste’. The membership was originally divided into the Physical Class and a larger Literary Class, the latter ...
topographical poetry

topographical poetry  

Described by Dr Johnson as ‘local poetry, of which the fundamental object is some particular landscape…with the addition of…historical retrospection or incidental meditation’. Cooper's Hill (1642) by ...

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