Sorley Maclean: Collected Poems


edit. by Christopher Whyte, Emma Dymock

‘One of the very greatest of the Gaelic poets . . . and one of the great love poets of the world’ – Iain Crichton Smith

This definitive edition brings together everything published during the poet’s life time and the love sequence in its fullest form, along with extracts from the 1939 manuscript of An Cuilithionn and a generous selection of unpublished poems.

This Collected Poems of Sorley MacLean brings together published poetry from MacLean’s own edited volumes of poetry, poetry previously published in various magazines, literary journals and anthologies, and poetry which has never been published before. The poems will be given in their original Gaelic with English translations. The volume opens with a biographical summary of MacLean’s childhood on Raasay, his life at university and war experiences, and examines MacLean’s effect on Gaelic and Scottish literature, and his literary, political and philosophical influences, which included Gaelic traditional song, Romanticism and Modernism, as well as Communism and Fascism. 

Hardback: 524 pages

Publisher: Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd., 2011

Language: Gaelic, English

Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 5 x 24.1

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