Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Hugh MacDiarmid : the impossible persona

Goldie, David (2011) Hugh MacDiarmid : the impossible persona. In: The Edinburgh companion to Hugh MacDiarmid. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748641895

Text (Goldie-EUP-2011-Hugh-MacDiarmid-the-impossible-persona)
Goldie_EUP_2011_Hugh_MacDiarmid_the_impossible_persona.pdf - Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (165kB) | Preview


By using previously uncollected creative and discursive writings, this international group of contributors presents a vital updating of MacDiarmid scholarship. They bring fresh insights to major poems such as A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, To Circumjack Cencrastus and In Memoriam James Joyce, and offer new political, ecological and science-based readings in relation to MacDiarmid's work from the 1930s. They also discuss his experimental short fiction in Annals of the Five Senses, the autobiographical Lucky Poet, and a representative selection of his essays and journalism. They assess MacDiarmid's legacy and reputation in Scotland and beyond, placing his poetry within the context of international modernism.