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Revolutionary Art of the Future : Rediscovered Poems - Hugh MacDiarmid

Revolutionary Art of the Future

Rediscovered Poems

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Published: 27th February 2013
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A selection from 300 recently discovered poems by Hugh MacDiarmid, who 25 years after his death is still a dissenting voice, are presented in this collection. The power of derisive laughter and the poetic imagination to combat ignorance, prejudice, and stupidity are celebrated by MacDiarmid in these provocative poems on sexuality and marriage. Many of the poems satirize the hypocrisy of the church and bourgeois complacency and powerfully indict the brutality of imperialism and its consequences for war. Discovered by John Manson in the archives of the National Library of Scotland, this is the first time many of these poems have appeared in print.

""The great maverick figure of twentieth-century Scottish literature."
"Hugh MacDiarmid prepared the ground for a Scottish literature that would be self-critical and experimental in relation to its own inherited forms and idioms, but one that would also be stimulated by developments elsewhere in world literature." --Seamus Heaney
"A major modernist poet and the greatest since Burns to use Scots language." --"The Sunday Times"
"The great maverick figure of twentieth-century Scottish literature." --"The Herald"
Hugh MacDiarmid prepared the ground for a Scottish literature that would be self-critical and experimental in relation to its own inherited forms and idioms, but one that would also be stimulated by developments elsewhere in world literature. Seamus Heaney"
A major modernist poet and the greatest since Burns to use Scots language. "The Sunday Times""
The great maverick figure of twentieth-century Scottish literature. "The Herald""

Introduction
The Secret Voicep. 1
Mary Reflectsp. 2
The Lilypondp. 3
Motherp. 4
My Follies Are My Studiesp. 5
To Christinep. 6
If Christ Rose Todayp. 7
It's a Fine Thingp. 8
Everything in Edinburghp. 9
Bourgeois Poetryp. 10
A Man's a Manp. 11
Holiday Planp. 12
On an Opponent of Scots Literaturep. 13
My Ambitionp. 15
The Whole Keyboardp. 16
Candlesmasp. 17
from The Dark Whirling Dunp. 18
The Mouse that Bit the Catp. 21
Ex Nihilp. 22
Working at Lastp. 23
The Logic of Contradictionp. 24
I Thank God Mostp. 25
Of the Cheka's Horrorsp. 26
Even Death Has a Home-Lifep. 27
Bedrockp. 28
Vementryp. 29
When I Go to the Wellp. 31
A Married Manp. 32
Against Untempered Lightp. 33
A Shetland Cottagep. 34
Like a Particle of Bonep. 36
Wart-Hogsp. 37
All the Welsh Writers in Great Britain Todayp. 38
The War Memorialp. 39
While Goering Sleptp. 41
On the Imminent Destruction of London, June 1940p. 42
The Fall of Francep. 44
The German Bombersp. 45
from Five Minutes' Silencep. 46
Cullodenp. 49
Surely It Were Betterp. 50
A Pair of Fulmar Petrelsp. 51
from The Monarch of the Glenp. 52
The Doctor and the Ministerp. 54
Here, Dust Must Prevailp. 55
I Have Succeededp. 56
I Know That I Was Happy Thenp. 57
River-Sidep. 58
You Do Not Cease To Be Yourselfp. 59
Natural Descriptionp. 60
Bairns Arena Frightenedp. 61
Falkland Chapelp. 62
The Outlawp. 63
Finding a Namep. 64
No Flowers at Your Gravep. 65
The Freer Flamep. 66
On Abandoning a Controversyp. 67
Aberfan and Viet-Namp. 68
Westminster Abbeyp. 70
Ancestorsp. 71
Whisky Soft as a Candle's Flamep. 72
The Last of the Lightsp. 73
Bramble Spray in the Autumn Woodsp. 74
We Need More Men Like Himp. 75
Acknowledgementsp. 77
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781857547337
ISBN-10: 1857547330
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.17 x 16.31  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.14