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Dear Grieve: Letters to Hugh MacDiarmid (C.M. Grieve) by John Manson

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Dear Grieve: Letters to Hugh MacDiarmid (C.M. Grieve) by John Manson

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Manson's collection of letters to the Scottish poet and political activist Hugh MacDiarmid is a major work. Described by Alan Riach in the introduction as "rich in diversity, ... strata of human character, social engagement, political motivation...", it spans the 1920s to the 1970s. Fully indexed, with brief biographies of the 286 correspondents.


John Manson's collection of letters to MacDiarmid, or to Christopher Grieve, or to Hugh or Chris or Christie or Hughie, is a major work. It is the fruit of a lifetime of dedicated scholarly research, meticulous, self-effacing study in libraries, most deeply in the National Library of Scotland and Edinburgh University Library, and follows his initial co-editorship with David Craig of the first Penguin paperback edition of MacDiarmid's Selected Poems (1970), and his later co-editorship of The Revolutionary Art of the Future: Rediscovered Poems, with Dorian Grieve and Alan Riach (2003). 'He is a fine poet and translator himself, and his small-press publications are to be sought out and read closely. However, this is a monumental achievement: a collection so rich in diversity, covering historical epochs, strata of human character, social engagement, political motivation and accomplishment, that it will take some time before its impact and value really sinks in and embeds itself in modern literary and political culture - especially in Scotland!' - from the Introduction by Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow.

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SKU GOR006247657
Title Dear Grieve: Letters to Hugh MacDiarmid (C.M. Grieve)
Author Edited by John Manson
Contributor Introduction by Alan Riach
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Zeticula
Year Published 2011
Page Number 660
ISBN 1849210780
ISBN13 9781849210782
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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