Love And Zen In The Outer Hebrides (Paperback)
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Love And Zen In The Outer Hebrides (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 01/01/2001
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This collection marks the arrival of a major new talent in Scottish poetry. Kevin MacNeil's voice and vision, while rooted in the Hebridean islands, is open to a wide range of cultures, not only those of Scotland - from Gaeldom to urban Scotland - but to the wider European and American mind and, through his interest in Zen Buddhism, to Japanese and Chinese culture.
With astonishing freshness and versatility, MacNeil's poetry creates powerful connections and new combinations -he has wit as well as feeling, a powerful sense of the past and the local while being resolutely turned towards the future and the cross-cultural.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780862418120
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 61 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 5 mm
Edition: Main


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Not only talented and dedicated, he is also original . . . finding and making a literature in the clash and intersection of languages and cultures -- Andrew Greig
If you fancy a mixture of dancing logic, loving grace and cosmopoetic jazz, with a lot of Hebridean hootchie-kootchie, including Harris rain coming down in haikus and a skinkling of protogaelic Lewisian gneiss, not forgetting the ever-loving old calidoneein antisysithing, this guy's got it. -- Kenneth White
To meet one so in tune with his languages and with his subject-matter, so young, is a rare and special experience. At the beginning of his poetic career, Kevin MacNeil is already in the uplands of achievement. -- Aonghas MacNeacail

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“Excellent modern scots poetry”

What a renaissance man, Kevin Macneil is a young voice in modern Scots poetry, prose and also a playwright..

This collection show us his mastery of form and will speak to any Scots of our land and heritage and yet... More

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