Scarcely Ever Out of My Thoughts: The Letters of Valda Trevlyn Grieve to Christopher Murray Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid)

 
9780954918576: Scarcely Ever Out of My Thoughts: The Letters of Valda Trevlyn Grieve to Christopher Murray Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid)

This is the first publication of Valda Trevlyn Grieve's letters to Hugh MacDiarmid. It uncovers their relationship; the importance of Valda to MacDiarmid's success, and Valda's experiences in her own right. It features previously unpublished letters by Hugh MacDiarmid. "Scarcely Ever Out of My Thoughts" is a fascinating document of social and literary history, a previously unpublished glimpse into the private domain of Hugh MacDiarmid and, above all, it illuminates Valda from the shadows of Hugh MacDiarmid's awe inspiring eminence.

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Valda Trevlyn was born in Bude, Cornwall in 1906. She met Christopher Murray Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid) in London in the late 1920's. Her first letters to Christopher originate in 1933 but they span their lifetime together. Hugh MacDiarmid is regarded as one of Scotland's most important poets of the twentieth century. Instrumental in creating a truly Scottish version of modernism, his best-known work is A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle. Beth Junor is poet, writer and editor. She is a member of PEN and The Society of Authors. Her poetry collection, A Full Moon Cycle and Two Poems. She is also the author of Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp: A History of Non Violent Resistance, 1984-1995, co-editor (with Angus Calder) of The Souls of the Dead Are Taking the Best Seats: 50 Poets on War and editor of Scarcely Ever Out of My Thoughts: The Letters of Valda Trevlyn Grieve to Christopher Murray Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid).

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