By using previously uncollected creative and discursive writings, this international group of contributors presents a vital updating of MacDiarmid scholarship. They bring fresh insights to major poems such as A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, To Circumjack Cencrastus and In Memoriam James Joyce, and offer new political, ecological and science-based readings in relation to MacDiarmid's work from the 1930s. They also discuss his experimental short fiction in Annals of the Five Senses, the autobiographical Lucky Poet, and a representative selection of his essays and journalism. They assess MacDiarmid's legacy and reputation in Scotland and beyond, placing his poetry within the context of international modernism.
|Title of host publication||The Edinburgh companion to Hugh MacDiarmid|
|Editors||Scott Lyall, Margery Palmer McCulloch|
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 16 May 2011|
- Scottish literature