Polygon, 1990. Paperback. Very Good. 69 pp.5 x 8 in. high. Signed by the author on the title page. Condition of book is VERY GOOD; An very clean, tight copy. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica was written between 1942 and 1947, when Hamish Henderson was serving in the North African desert during the Second World War. Each elegy pays tribute to the men who fought with and against him, their lives portrayed with great sympathy and compassion, while the desert itself becomes the unforgiving enemy. Published in 1948, the poems were highly praised by his contemporaries including Cecil Day-Lewis, T. S Eliot and Hugh MacDairmid and. The collection was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1949.
About the Author: Hamish Henderson was born in 1919 in Blairgowrie in Perthshire, educated in Dulwich College and Cambridge University, and served in North Africa and Italy with the 51st Highland Division during the Second World War. Along with his poetry, Hamish was well-known as a songwriter, a translator and a pioneer in the field of Scottish folksong. He died in March 2002.
Title: Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description John Lehmann, London, 1948. Soft Cover. Condition: Bon Etat -good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. FREE POST IN CANADA- POST PAYEE AU CANADA Poetry-Scottish 61 pages. Signed by Author with a Dedication. Poetry-Scottish. Seller Inventory # 009627