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Hugh MacDiarmid's Poetry and Politics of Place: Imagining a Scottish Republic

Scott Lyall


The only book on Hugh MacDiarmid currently in print, this study gives unique focus to the politics of one of modern Scotland’s major cultural figures. By examining at length those places in Scotland that inspired MacDiarmid to produce his best poetry, it shows how the poet’s politics evolved from his interaction with the nation, exploring how MacDiarmid discovered a hidden tradition of radical Scottish Republicanism through which he sought to imagine a new Scottish future. The author analyses recently available government files from the National Archives showing that MacDiarmid was watched by ... More

Keywords: Hugh MacDiarmid, politics, Scotland, poetry, nation, radical Scottish Republicanism, international modernism, social history, Scottish modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748623341
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Lyall, author