Hunterian Poems: An Anthology of Poems to Paintings from the Collection of the Hunterian at the University of Glasgow
By: Alan Riach (editor)Paperback
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This anthology is the showcase of the Huntarian's collection of paintings and a fascinatingenquiry into the relations between the literary and visual arts, intellectually curious and chargedwith delight, full of unpredicted pleasures and wonders, opening deep questions, suggestinguncertainties, affirming resolutions.The book collects work by Scotland's national poets Liz Lochhead and Edwin Morgan andGlasgow's poet laureate Jim Carruth. In all, there are twenty-one of Scotland's best poets writingin Gaelic, Scots and English, including Stewart Conn, Meg Bateman, Gerda Stevenson, ElizabethBurns, David Kinloch and Aonghas MacNeacail. Each poem addresses a range of artists andtheir works in unique illuminations and enquiries.The paintings, beautifully reproduced in the text, include works by J.D Fergusson, Cadell andPeploe, Whistler, Chardin, Jan Steen and Joan Eardley: major figures in European and Scottishtraditions.
Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University, born in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, in 1957, took his first degree from Cambridge in 1979, completed a PhD in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow in 1986 and worked in New Zealand at the University of Waikato from 1986-2000. He is the author of numerous books and articles, general editor of Hugh MacDiarmid's collected works and co-editor of The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature (2009) and Scotlands: Poets and the Nation (2004). His books of poems include This Folding Map (1990), First & Last Songs (1995) and Clearances (2001). He is the editor of The International Companion to Edwin Morgan (2015) and has published highly praised English-language versions of the great Gaelic poems of the eighteenth century, Duncan Ban MacIntyre's Praise of Ben Dorain (2014) and Alasdair Mac Mhaighster Alasdair's The Birlinn of Clanranald (2015).
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