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1969 Hugh Macdiarmid : The Battle Continues : Scottish Poetry Poems Scotland

1969 Hugh Macdiarmid : The Battle Continues : Scottish Poetry Poems Scotland

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The Battle Continues

By Hugh MacDiarmid

Published by Castle Wynd Printers Limited, Edinburgh, 1957. First Edition. Hardback book with dust jacket. 107 pages.

CONDITION
A very good first edition. The jacket remains unclipped and in very good clean condition with no tears. Boards and spine are good. Pages very clean throughout. No names or writing. Overall a very good first edition.

Christopher Murray Grieve (11 August 1892 – 9 September 1978), best known by his pen name Hugh MacDiarmid, was a Scottish poet, journalist, essayist and political figure. He is considered one of the principal forces behind the Scottish Renaissance and has had a lasting impact on Scottish culture and politics.

Grieve's earliest work, including Annals of the Five Senses, was written in English, but he is best known for his use of "synthetic Scots", a literary version of the Scots language that he himself developed. From the early 1930s onwards MacDiarmid made greater use of English, sometimes a "synthetic English" that was supplemented by scientific and technical vocabularies.
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