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Hallaig and Other Poems: Selected Poems of Sorley MacLean

by Aonghas MacNeacail, Angus Peter Campbell and Sorley Maclean

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Published 14th November 2014, 130 pages
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This selected works of Sorley MacLean brings together published poetry from MacLean’s own edited volumes of Poetry. The poems will be given in their original Gaelic with English translations and introduced by Angus Peter Campbell and Aonghas Mac Neacail. Sorley MacLean was born on the island of Raasay in 1911. He was brought up within a family and community immersed in Gaelic language and culture, particularly song. He studied English at Edinburgh University from 1929, taking a first-class honours degree. Despite this influence, he eventually adopted Gaelic as the medium most appropriate for his poetry. He translated much of his own work into English, opening it up to a wider public. He fought in North Africa during World War II, before taking up a career in teaching, holding posts on Mull, in Edinburgh and finally as Head Teacher at Plockton High School. Amongst other awards and honours, he received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1990. He died in 1996 at the age of 85.

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Hallaig and Other Poems: Selected Poems of Sorley MacLean
by Aonghas MacNeacail, Angus Peter Campbell and Sorley Maclean

ISBN
9781846973024

Publisher
Birlinn General

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Nov. 14, 2014

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 1.5cm

Page count
130 pages