A Drunk Man Looks At The Thistle

Hugh MacDiarmid

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Synopsis: It was Hugh MacDiarmid - born Christopher Murray Grieve - who in the middle 1920s inspired a literary Renaissance in Scotland. It was during this time that he wrote A Drunk Man Looks at The Thistle, called by David Daiches "the greatest long poem ... in Scottish literature and one of the greatest in any literature." Of the generation of Pound and Eliot, MacDiarmid shines forth in this poem as their equal in giving poetic form to modern man's philosophical ruminiations over the meanings of birth, life, death and infinity. This edition makes MacDiarmid's masterwork available to a general audience for the first time. It is designed for the reader who has no Scots, with English marginal gloss, explanatory notes, critical commentary and background information by John C. Weston.

About the Author: Hugh MacDiarmid was born Christopher Murray Grieve in 1892 in Langholm, in the Scottish Borders. He started out as a journalist, working in Scotland and in Wales before joining the Royal Army Medical Corps on the outbreak of the First World War. MacDiarmid was an ardent believer in socialism, later communism, and he was a founding member of the Scottish National Party in 1928. His increasing literary reputation abroad allowed him to travel abroad in later years, including USSR and China. A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle was MacDiarmid's third volume of poetry in Scots, published in 1926. His last 27 years were spent with his wife Valda near Biggar. He died in 1978.

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Title: A Drunk Man Looks At The Thistle
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