Between Mountain and Sea: Poems From Assynt (Paperback)
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Between Mountain and Sea: Poems From Assynt (Paperback)

(author), (editor), (author of preface)
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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 05/07/2018
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'Two Men at Once' is one of Norman MacCaig best known poems. He was indeed two men at once: Edinburgh, the city where he was born and lived as a teacher and poet, was his home, but no other place shaped his poetry more than Assynt in Sutherland. It is here that he would spend many a summer on family holidays, walking the hills and fishing the lochs. MacCaig's fresh eye saw remarkable newness even in the everyday and each poem is a tiny revelation, a new look at an old friend. This collection celebrates, renews, and rediscovers Norman MacCaig's Assynt.

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781846974496
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'[Reveals] the poet's relationship with Assynt, a relationship that lasted forty years and informed his imagination as no other place did. An excellent introduction to the formal trajectory of MacCaig's work'

* Times Literary Supplement *

'I have always loved the mixture of strictness and susceptibility in Norman MacCaig's work. It is an on-going education in the marvellous possibilities of lyric poetry'

-- Seamus Heaney

'I have read or re-read every poem [in the Collected Poems], and I think it one of the greatest literary experiences of my life'

-- Sorley MacLean

'Whenever I meet his poems, I'm always struck by their undated freshness; everything about them is alive, as new and essential, as ever'

-- Ted Hughes

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