An Cuilithionn 1939 and Unpublished Poems

This new edition of Sorley MacLean¿s major poem `An Cuilithionn¿ (`The Cuillin¿), in Gaelic with English translation, includes 400 lines never before published, plus an extended commentary.

Author: Somhairle MacGill-Eain

Publisher: Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS)

ISBN: 1906841039

Category: Scottish Gaelic poetry

Page: 325

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This new edition of Sorley MacLean¿s major poem 'An Cuilithionn¿ ('The Cuillin¿), in Gaelic with English translation, includes 400 lines never before published, plus an extended commentary. A further 45 poems from MacLean¿s papers appear in print for the first time, with facing English versions.

British Literature in Transition 1920 1940 Futility and Anarchy

C.f. Whyteʼs notes to MacGill-Eain, An Cuilithionn 1939, 122. 45 Letter to Douglas Young, 1 Oct 1940, NLS Acc. 6419 Box 3B. That ʻaestheteʼ here is pejorative is clear from his famous rejection of Yeats in a letter to Young of 6 Dec ...

Author: Charles Ferrall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108751414

Category: Literary Criticism


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Literature from the 'political' 1930s has often been read in contrast to the 'aesthetic' 1920s. This collection suggests a different approach. Drawing on recent work expanding our sense of the political and aesthetic energies of interwar modernisms, these chapters track transitions in British literature. The strains of national break-up, class dissension and political instability provoked a new literary order, and reading across the two decades between the wars exposes the continuing pressure of these transitions. Instead of following familiar markers - 1922, the Crash, the Spanish Civil War - or isolating particular themes from literary study, this collection takes key problems and dilemmas from literature 'in transition' and reads them across familiar and unfamiliar cultural works and productions, in their rich and contradictory context of publication. Themes such as gender, sexuality, nation and class are thus present throughout these essays. Major writers such as Woolf are read alongside forgotten and marginalised voices.

Collected Poems

Sorley MacLean Christopher Whyte, Emma Dymock. 2: An Cuilithionn (1939) (cùibhreannan) 70 80 90 Extracts from An Cuilithionn (1939) from Part.

Author: Sorley MacLean

Publisher: Carcanet

ISBN: 9781847778833

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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Sorley MacLean (Somhairle MacGill-Eain 1911-1996) is generally recognised as the most significant writer in Scottish Gaelic of the twentieth century. Yet his work possesses a relevance extending far beyond the bounds of his nation or his language. His 1943 collection D?in do Eimhir agus D?in Eile(Poems to Eimhir) brought Gaelic poetry abreast of the modern world with breathtaking and notorious effectiveness. The love sequence at its core shows a young man battling with the conflicting claims of love and duty against the background of a continent hurtling unstoppably into all-out war. His political poem An Cuilithionn (The Cuillin) links the tragedy of the Highland Clearances with a tradition of left-wing radicalism which had the French and Bolshevik revolutions as its highpoints. His work was characterised by a mixture of reticence and outspokenness. The love sequence could not be published in its entirety while he was alive, and An Cuilithionn waited half a century before finally appearing in an abridged and shortened form. 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. MacLean's own English versions are complemented, where necessary, by versions from the editors. A section of notes highlights historical and traditional references, and two maps and a glossary of place-names are provided.

Scotland and the Easter Rising

MacLean's panoply is expanded in his long poem on the Highland Clearances, 'An Cuilithionn', in the couplet 'Toussaint, Marx, More, Lenin, / Liebknecht, Connollaigh, MacGillEain' ('An Cuilithionn' (1939), VII: 100101), where the last ...

Author: Willy Maley

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781910324790

Category: History

Page: 240

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The story of the Rising is still being told, and in these pages the reader will find much to ponder, much to discuss, and much to disagree with. From the Introduction by Kirsty Lusk and Willy Maley On Easter Monday 1916, leaders of a rebellion against British rule over Ireland proclaimed the establishment of an Irish Republic. Lasting only six days before surrender to the British, this landmark event nevertheless laid the foundations for Ireland’s violent path to Independence. It is little known that James Connolly, one of the rebellion’s leaders, was born in Edinburgh’s Cowgate, at the time nicknamed ‘Little Ireland’, or that another key figure in the events of Easter 1916 was a young woman from Coatbridge, Margaret Skinnider. These and other surprising Scottish connections are explored in Scotland and the Easter Rising, as Kirsty Lusk and Willy Maley gather together a rich grouping of writers, journalists and academics to examine, for the first time, the Scottish dimension to the events of 1916 and its continued resonance in Scotland today. ALLAN ARMSTRONG • RICHARD BARLOW • IAN BELL • ALAN BISSETT • JOSEPH M. BRADLEY • RAY BURNETT • STUART CHRISTIE • HELEN CLARK • MARIA-DANIELLA DICK • DES DILLON • PETER GEOGHEGAN • PEARSE HUTCHINSON • SHAUN KAVANAGH • BILLY KAY • PHIL KELLY • AARON KELLY • JAMES KELMAN • KIRSTY LUSK • KEVIN MCKENNA • WILLY MALEY • NIALL O’GALLAGHER • ALISON O’MALLEY-YOUNGER • ALAN RIACH • KEVIN ROONEY • MICHAEL SHAW • IRVINE WELSH • OWEN DUDLEY EDWARDS Featuring a mix of memoir, essays, poetry and fiction this book provides a thought-provoking and necessary negotiation of historical and contemporary Irish-Scottish relations, and explores the Easter Rising’s intersections with other movements, from Women’s Suffrage to the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.

Scotland and Nationalism

Somhairle Macgill - eain , ' An Cuilithionn ' , 1939 RIFKINDISM A political narrative , of clever manoeuvre , inept appointments , clumsy mistakes - ' events , dear boy , events ' but Scottish ones - cumulatively skewed London policy on ...

Author: Christopher Harvie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415195241

Category: History

Page: 292

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First published in 1977, Scotland and Nationalism, Christopher Harvie's acclaimed study of Scottish culture and politics since the Union of 1707, has been extensively rewritten to bring the story entirely up-to-date, drawing on the remarkable output of Scottish historians and writers in more recent years. A new chapter discusses the whole of the Referendum and Devolution, and a rewritten last chapter examines topics like the Dunblane massacre, forms of popular culture, and the development of nationalist feeling in a wider cultural context. Beneath the political level, but interacting with it, Harvie sees the evolution of a "civic republicanism" which, unless checked by real measures of federalism, renders the future of the Union unpromising.

Prizing Scottish Literature

... 2011 Joyce McMillan An Cuilithionn 1939 : the Cuillin Association of Literary David Robb 1939 and Unpublished Poems Studies , 2011 Claire Squires There But For The Hamish Hamilton , 2011 Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets Faber & Faber ...

Author: Stevie Marsden

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785274824

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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This history of the Saltire Society Literary Awards demonstrates the significance the awards have had within Scottish literary and cultural life. The book explores how the prizes have influenced understandings of Scottish literature over eight decades and explores what they reveal about the wider mechanisms of how literary prize culture functions in the UK today.


MacGill-Eain, Somhairle, Thana beanntangun bhruidhinn's The mountains are speechless', in MacGill-Eain, An Cuilithionn 1939: The Cuillin 1939 & Unpublished Poems, ed. Christopher Whyte (Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies ...

Author: Murray Pittock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191640681

Category: History

Page: 256

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The battle of Culloden lasted less than an hour. The forces involved on both sides were small, even by the standards of the day. And it is arguable that the ultimate fate of the 1745 Jacobite uprising had in fact been sealed ever since the Jacobite retreat from Derby several months before. But for all this, Culloden is a battle with great significance in British history. It was the last pitched battle on the soil of the British Isles to be fought with regular troops on both sides. It came to stand for the final defeat of the Jacobite cause. And it was the last domestic contestation of the Act of Union of 1707, the resolution of which propelled Great Britain to be the dominant world power for the next 150 years. If the battle itself was short, its aftermath was brutal - with the depredations of the Duke of Cumberland followed by a campaign to suppress the clan system and the Highland way of life. And its afterlife in the centuries since has been a fascinating one, pitting British Whig triumphalism against a growing romantic memorialization of the Jacobite cause. On both sides there has long been a tendency to regard the battle as a dramatic clash, between Highlander and Lowlander, Celt and Saxon, Catholic and Protestant, the old and the new. Yet, as this account of the battle and its long cultural afterlife suggests, while viewing Culloden in such a way might be rhetorically compelling, it is not necessarily good history.

Sydney Goodsir Smith Poet

... do Eimhir/Poems to Eimhir (2002) and An Cuilithionn 1939/The Cuillin 1939 (2011). Richie McCaffery As a gifted amateur artist, working mainly in xv Contributors.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004426498

Category: Poetry

Page: 310

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Sydney Goodsir Smith, Poet: Essays on His Life and Work offers the first substantial, academic work to assess the many strands of the life and work of this important, if presently overlooked, Scottish poet who died prematurely in 1975.

Appreciating Physical Landscapes

In poetry, a modernist, radical approach appeared in the work of Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley McLean, Norman MacCaig and Ian Crichton Smith, for example in MacDiarmid's On a Raised Beach (1934), MacLean's An Cuilithionn (1939), ...

Author: T.A. Hose

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862397248

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Geotourism, as a form of sustainable geoheritage tourism, was defined and developed, from the early 1990s, to contextualize modern approaches to geoconservation and physical landscape management. However, its roots lie in the late seventeenth century and the emergence of the Grand Tour and its domestic equivalents in the eighteenth century. Its participants and numerous later travellers and tourists, including geologists and artists, purposefully explored wild landscapes as‘geotourists’. The written and visual records of their observations underpin the majority of papers within this volume; these papers explore some significant geo-historical themes, organizations, individuals and locations across three centuries, opening with seventeenth century elite travellers and closing with modern landscape tourists. Other papers examine the resources available to those geotourists and explore the geotourism paradigm. The volume will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, historians of science, tourism specialists and general readers with an interest in landscape history.

Celtic Literatures in the Twentieth Century

(MacLean 1989: 130-1) MacLean wrote 'An Cuilithionn' during 1939 when he had returned to Edinburgh having spent a year teaching in Mull. “Mull in 1938”, he wrote, “had made me obsessed with the Clearances. I was obsessed also with the ...

Author: Сборник статей

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785457879096

Category: Education


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«The Centre for Irish and Celtic Studies at the University of Ulster hosted at Coleraine, between the 24th and 26th August 2000, a very successful and informative conference on ‘Celtic Literatures in the Twentieth Century’. The lectures and the discussions were of a high standard, and it was the intention of the organisers to edit and publish the proceedings as soon as possible thereafter. Unfortunately, due to dif culties in assembling some of the papers, this was not possible and, consequently, publication has been delayed much longer than was originally anticipated. Despite this delay, we feel that those papers which we have received merit publication at this time, not only because of their intrinsicmerits, but also because they represent the views of the authors on their respective topics at the turn of the twenty rst century and will hopefully be of value to those interested in the state of the modern Celtic literatures.»

Caoir Gheal Leumraich

All the poetry of Sorley Maclean, the most significant 20th century Gaelic poet, is gathered together in one volume for the first time.

Author: Somhairle MacGill-Eain

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 184697190X

Category: Poetry

Page: 524

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This Collected Works 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.

Dain Do Eimhir

A collection of poems from one of Scotland's finest Gaelic poets, Sorley MacLean.

Author: Sorley MacLean

Publisher: Polygon

ISBN: 1846970253

Category: Poetry

Page: 306

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MacLean's finest work is to be found in the sequence of themed poems, "Dain Do Eimhir agus Dain Eile"/ "Poems to Eimhir" and "Other Poems" (1943). Written mostly during the 1930s, the sequence consists of forty-eight love poems addressing a universal 'eimhir', or woman. At the heart of the poems is a sense of lamentation for lost love and opportunity yet they are also sharply political.

The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry 1945 2010

His major subjects were love and war, but the range of MacLean's poems include the lyric-sequence 'An Cuilithionn' / 'The Cuillin' (1939) in which the mountain range on the island of Skye stands as a living symbol of heroic opposition ...



ISBN: 9781107090668



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Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century Scottish Literature

The Cry of Europe recurs in the long poem An Cuilithionn (The Cuillin, 1939). Here it merges with the poet's reflection on the Highlands' and Scotland's suffering. Both poems are, however, preludes to some of the finest poetry of the ...

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748636952

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This volume considers the major themes, texts and authors of Scottish literature of the twentieth and, so far, twenty-first century. It identifies the contexts and impulses that led Scottish writers to adopt their creative literary strategies. Moving beyond traditional classifications, it draws on the most recent critical approaches to open up new perspectives on Scottish literature since 1900. The volume's innovative thematic structure ensures that the most important texts or authors are seen from different perspectives whether in the context of empire, renaissance, war and post-war, literary genre, generation, and resistance. In order to provide thorough coverage, these thematic chapters are complemented by chronological 'Arcade' chapters, which outline the contexts of the literature of the period by decades, and by 'Overview' chapters which trace developments across the century in theatre, language and Gaelic literature. Taken together, the chapters provide a thorough and thought-provoking account of the century's literature.

Scottish Gaelic Studies

An Cuilithionn 1939 and Unpublished Poems , ed . Christopher Whyte , Glasgow : The Association for Scottish Literary Studies . MACLEAN , Sorley ( 2011 ) . Caoir Gheal Leumraich , eds . Christopher Whyte and Emma Dymock , Edinburgh ...



ISBN: UCLA:L0101264323

Category: Celtic philology


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Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature Modern Transformations New Identities from 1918

On the Tuesday before Christmas 1939, MacLean had received a letter which, he claimed in a letter to Douglas Young ... By May, MacLean had written Part I and half of Part II of his long political poem 'An Cuilithionn' ('The Cuillin').

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748630653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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In almost a century since the First World War ended, Scotland has been transformed in many rich ways. Its literature has been an essential part of that transformation. The third volume of the History, explores the vibrancy of modern Scottish literature in all its forms and languages. Giving full credit to writing in Gaelic and by the Scottish diaspora, it brings together the best contemporary critical insights from three continents. It provides an accessible and refreshing picture of both the varieties of Scottish literatures and the kaleidoscopic versions of Scotland that mark literary developments since 1918.

A Clear Voice

Yet even here Sorley Maclean's An Cuilithionn ( 1939 : not yet printed in full ) shows the entire capacity of the spoken and traditional language to deal with avant - garde themes at least as expressively as anyone has dealt with them ...

Author: Douglas Young

Publisher: MacDonald Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037675886

Category: English literature

Page: 160

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