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Hugh MacDiarmid Biography and Poems

Hugh MacDiarmid Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Hugh MacDiarmid, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by MacDiarmid, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Hugh MacDiarmid is the pen name of Christopher Murray Grieve (11 August 1892, Langholm – 9 September 1978, Edinburgh), a significant Scottish poet of the 20th century. He was instrumental in creating a Scottish version of modernism and was a leading light in the Scottish Renaissance of the 20th century. Unusually for a first generation modernist, he was a communist; unusually for a communist, however, he was a committed Scottish nationalist. He wrote both in English and in literary Scots (often referred to as Lallans).. Scots poets the most prominent poet of the Scottish Renaissance

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