Hugh MacDiarmid

Hugh MacDiarmid (C.M. Grieve) (1892 – 1978) was Scotland’s most influential and controversial writer in the 20th century. He urged and enabled the regeneration of all aspects of Scotland’s literature and culture through his poetry, polemical writing and political activity. A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle (1926) is generally regarded as Scotland’s masterpiece of modernism.

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