An Cuilithionn 1939 / The Cuillin 1939 & Unpublished Poems

Christopher Whyte (Editor)

£12.50

The work of Somhairle MacGill-Eain, the greatest Gaelic poet of the twentieth century, has a significance which echoes far beyond the confines of his time, his country and his language

ISBN: 1660 Category:

ISBN: 9781906841034

Publisher: ASLS

Publication date: 14 June 2011

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Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2011. 352 pages.

Somhairle MacGill-Eain.

The work of Somhairle MacGill-Eain, the greatest Gaelic poet of the twentieth century, has a significance which echoes far beyond the confines of his time, his country and his language.

His extended political poem An Cuilithionn, taking the celebrated mountain range in Skye as a symbol for the international revolutionary movement, has hitherto been known only in an abridgement, made fifty years after its initial conception in 1939 on the eve of World War II.

Christopher Whyte's edition of the original manuscript includes 400 lines never before published, along with MacLean's own English translation from the time of writing, and an extended commentary.

Forty-five other previously unpublished poems by MacLean also appear here for the first time, with facing English translations.

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