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Norman McCaig

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(1910–96), Scottish poet. His first volume of poetry, Far Cry (1943), was followed by many others which include Measures (1965), Rings on a Tree (1968), and A Man in My Position ...

Norman McCaig

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
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Quotations
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36 words

...Norman Norman McCaig 1910 – 96 Scottish poet Who owns this landscape? The millionaire who bought it or the poacher staggering downhill in the early morning with a deer on his back? ‘A Man in Assynt’...

Norman McCaig

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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46 words

...Norman Norman McCaig 1910 – 96 Scottish poet Who owns this landscape? The millionaire who bought it or the poacher staggering downhill in the early morning with a deer on his back? ‘A Man in Assynt’ (1969) Who owns this landscape millionaire who bought it poacher ...

Norman McCaig

Norman McCaig  

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(1910–96),Scottish poet. His first volume of poetry, Far Cry (1943), was followed by many others which include Measures (1965), Rings on a Tree (1968), and A Man in My Position (1969). His Selected ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Maccaig, Norman

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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...Norman ( 1910–96 ) Scottish poet , born Norman McCaig. After a false start as an exponent of the New Apocalypse , a group of poets influenced by neo-Romantic anarchism who took their name from the anthology The New Apocalypse ( 1939 ), he emerged with Riding Lights ( 1955 ) as an elegant formalist with a keen visual sense and an agile ‘metaphysical’ wit. From the 1960s he dispensed with regular forms and opted increasingly for short, unrhymed poems marked by an unusual blend of terseness and humour; many of his finest poems are elegies or...

Maccaig, Norman

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Literature
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180 words

...Norman ( 1910–96 ) Scottish poet , born Norman McCaig in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh University, where he studied classics. He worked for many years as a schoolmaster, and afterwards as a lecturer at the University of Stirling. After a false start as an exponent of the New Apocalypse Movement , a group of poets influenced by neo-Romantic anarchism who took their name from the anthology The New Apocalypse ( 1939 ), he emerged with Riding Lights ( 1955 ) as an elegant formalist with a keen visual sense and an agile ‘metaphysical’ wit....

New Apocalypse, The

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A.T. Tolley

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

..., and Dorian Cooke at a meeting in Leeds in August, 1938 . In 1939 Hendry and Treece produced The New Apocalypse , with contributions by Hendry , Treece , Cooke , Norman McCaig (later * MacCaig ), Nicholas * Moore , Philip O'Connor , Dylan * Thomas , and Robert Melville . Dylan Thomas was a decidedly unwilling recruit; and Hendry , Treece , Cooke , and McCaig were the core group. In his introductory essay, ‘Writers and Apocalypse’ , Hendry wrote of the problem of writing organically and of finding a living synthesis of man and the...

New Apocalypse

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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2015

...stories, The New Apocalypse , in 1939 . Dylan Thomas, who was not an active member of the Apocalypse group, contributed one poem and one story (each of which had already appeared elsewhere), but the dominant figures were J. F. Hendry , Henry Treece , Dorian Cooke , and Norman McCaig (later known as MacCaig). Hendry’s Introduction declared that Apocalyptic writing was concerned with ‘the collapse of social forms and the emergence of new and more organic ones.…it occurs where expression breaks through the structure of language to become more organic’, and...

MacCaig, Norman

MacCaig, Norman (1910–96)   Reference library

Douglas Dunn

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

...a posthumous selection of the poems for Chatto & Windus in 1997 . See The Poems of Norman MacCaig , ed. Ewen McCaig (2005) , and The Many Days: Selected Poems of Norman MacCaig , ed. Roderick Watson (2010—both Polygon). Criticism of MacCaig ’s poetry includes: Erik Frykman , Unemphatic Marvels (Gothenburg University Press, 1977 ), J. Hendry and R. Ross (eds.), Norman MacCaig: Critical Essays (Edinburgh University Press, 1990 ), and Alasdair Macrae , Norman MacCaig (Northcote, 2011 ). Douglas Dunn...

Coach

Coach (166)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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2006
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... (166) Origin uncertain. 1. Most probably a reduced form of Irish McCoach , which is of uncertain derivation, perhaps a variant of McCaig . 2. Possibly an altered spelling of French Coache , from the Norman and Picard term for a damson, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of plums. 3. Possibly an altered spelling of German Koch . given name French 4%. Celestine ....

Haig

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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2016
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127 words

...References: Haigs of Bemersyde . 2 Scottish Gaelic, Irish : adopted for Mac Thaoig and Mac Thaidhg , see McCaig . Haig, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

Haig

Haig (581)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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Current Version:
2006
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... (581) 1. Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France named with Old Norse hagi ‘enclosure’, a word with cognates in most Germanic languages. Compare Hay . 2. English: variant spelling of Haigh . 3. Irish (County Cavan): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thaidhg ( see McCaig ). Forebears The Scottish Borders family of Haig were Normans from La Hague in Manche, Normandy. Their first ancestor in Scotland was Petrus del Hage, whose name appears on documents of the 1160s. The direct line...

Scotland

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
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Quotations
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924 words

... Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) 6 July 1763 noblest prospect noblest prospect Scotchman ever sees high road leads him to England Who owns this landscape? The millionaire who bought it or the poacher staggering downhill in the early morning with a deer on his back? Norman McCaig 1910 – 96 Scottish poet ‘A Man in Assynt’ (1969) Scotland small? Our multiform, our infinite Scotland small ? Only as a patch of hillside may be a cliché corner To a fool who cries ‘Nothing but heather!’… Hugh MacDiarmid 1892 – 1978 Scottish poet and ...

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