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Hugh MacDiarmid

(1892—1978) Scottish poet and nationalist

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Agenda

Agenda  

A quarterly journal devoted to poetry and criticism, founded in 1959 by William Cookson. Ezra Pound, with whom Cookson had corresponded since 1955, was the éminence grise behind the magazine ...
Alan Bold

Alan Bold  

(1943– ),Scottish poet and critic, born in Edinburgh, where he was educated at the University. After working on the editorial staff of the Times Educational Supplement, he became a freelance ...
Alexander MacDonald

Alexander MacDonald  

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Poet: b. Dalilea; lives at Ardnamurchan, Arisaig. Ais‐eridh na Sean Chánain (Resurrection of the Ancient Scottish Tongue) 1751, Birlinn Chlann Ragnahill (The Birlinn of Clan Ranald), Ode to Summer, ...
Aodhagán Ó Rathaille

Aodhagán Ó Rathaille  

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(c.1670–1729)Born in Kerry, central figure in the aisling tradition. Ó Rathaille's impassioned, intricately musical lyrics lament the fate of the aristocratic Gaelic order of Munster in the aftermath ...
Botteghe oscure

Botteghe oscure  

A review edited in Rome by Marguerite Caetani (1949–60), which established itself as a leading international periodical. The contributors, who included Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, Saul Bellow, Günter ...
Burns Singer

Burns Singer  

(1928–64),Scottish poet, born in New York of Scottish parents; he grew up in Glasgow, where he attended the University. He travelled widely in the late 1940s and sought out ...
Charles Tomlinson

Charles Tomlinson  

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(1927– ),poet and artist. His aspirations as a painter are reflected in the visual qualities of his verse. His volumes of verse include Relations and Contraries (1951), Seeing is Believing (US 1958; ...
Criterion

Criterion  

(1922–39),an influential literary periodical launched as a quarterly and edited by T. S. Eliot; The Waste Land appeared in its first issue. It became the New Criterion in 1926, and in 1927, briefly, ...
Duncan Ban Macintyre

Duncan Ban Macintyre  

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(1724–1812),poet: b. Glen Orchy; fights in battles of Falkirk 1746; celebrates Ben Doran. Moladh Beinn Dobhrain , Oran Coire a'cheathaich, Lament to Colin Campbell, In Praise of Edinburgh .[...]
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 ...
Edwin Muir

Edwin Muir  

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(1887–1959)British poet, critic, and translator. He was awarded the CBE in 1953.Muir was born on Orkney and was brought up in rural Scotland until he was fourteen, when his family moved to Glasgow. ...
Eric Linklater

Eric Linklater  

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(1899–1974),novelist, playwright, and biographer: summer holidays in Orkney Islands from earliest years; educ. Aberdeen; lives in Orkney Islands 1933–47; buried in Orkney Islands. White Maa's Saga ...
Hamish Henderson

Hamish Henderson  

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(1919–2002) Scottish poet and collector of folk songsElegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica (1948) PoetryAlias McAlias (1992) Non-FictionThe Armstrong Nose (1996) Non-FictionCollected Poems and Songs ...
John Davidson

John Davidson  

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(1857–1909),was a schoolmaster in Scotland before settling in London in 1899, having already published several plays. He contributed to the Yellow Book, and his collection of verse, Fleet Street ...
Kailyard School

Kailyard School  

From ‘kail‐yard’ (cabbage patch), a term applied to a group of Scottish writers who exploited a sentimental and romantic image of small town life in Scotland, with much use of the vernacular; the ...
Kenneth White

Kenneth White  

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(1936– ),British poet, born in Glasgow, educated at the University of Glasgow, and the Universities of Munich and Paris. After periods teaching at the University of Glasgow, he became Professor ...
Lallans

Lallans  

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A distinctive Scottish literary form of English, based on standard older Scots. The name comes (as an adjective in the early 18th century) from a Scots variant of Lowlands, with reference to a ...
Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Lewis Grassic Gibbon  

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(1901–35),joined the Royal Army Service Corps in 1919 and from 1923 to 1929 he was a clerk in the RAF. The army offered him opportunities to travel which resulted in various works written under his ...
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 ...
Neil Gunn

Neil Gunn  

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(1891–1973),Scottish novelist, short‐story writer, and playwright, born and brought up in Caithness. Several of his plays contemplate Highland life in decline, including his first novel, The Grey ...

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