MacDiarmid, Hugh

MacDiarmid, Hugh
   Pseudonym of Christopher Murray Grieve. He was born in Langholm, Dumfrieshire, and educated at Langholm Academy. During his time as a pupilteacher in Edinburgh, he joined the Edinburgh branches of the Independent Labor Party and the Fabian Society. He was a founder of the Scottish Nationalist Party in 1928. His nationalism is clearly seen in many of his poems. Before World War I, and after service in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1915 to 1919, he was a journalist in Scotland and Wales and editor of several papers. He was the core figure in the revival of Scots as a poetic language. His early work was supported by John Buchan (see entry), who wrote the preface to his first volume of poetry, Sangschaw (1925). Some of his other publications: Annals of the Five Senses, 1923. Penny Wheep, 1926. A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, 1926. At the Sign of the Thistle, 1934. More Collected Poems, 1971. Complete Poems, 1978. Some of his poems: "A Vision of Scotland," "After Two Thousand Years," "England is Our Enemy," "I Heard Christ Sing," "Ode to All Rebels," "The Battle Continues," "The Covenanters," "The Innumerable Christ," "The War with England."
   Sources: Biography of Hugh MacDiaramid. Recommended site (, Hughcrumey/ hugh_macdiarmid.html). Chapters into Verse. Vol. II: Gospels to Revelation. Robert Atwan and Laurance Wieder, eds. Oxford University Press, 1993. Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Scottish Authors ( Selected Poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid. Alan Riach and Michael Grieve, eds. New Directions, 1992. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 ( The National Portrait Gallery (

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  • MacDiarmid, Hugh — orig. Christopher Murray Grieve born Aug. 11, 1892, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Scot. died Sept. 9, 1978, Edinburgh Scottish poet. In 1922 he founded the monthly Scottish Chapbook, in which he published his lyrics and sparked the Scottish literary… …   Universalium

  • MacDiarmid,Hugh — Mac·Diar·mid (mək dûrʹmĭd), Hugh. Pen name of Christopher Murray Grieve. 1892 1978. Scottish poet whose works, many written in Scots, reflect his support for political independence from Great Britain and sparked a revival of modern Scottish… …   Universalium

  • MacDiarmid, Hugh — orig. Christopher Murray Grieve (11 ago. 1892, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Escocia–9 sep. 1978, Edimburgo). Poeta escocés. En 1922 fundó el Scottish Chapbook, de salida mensual, en el que publicó sus poemas y el cual dio inicio al renacimiento de la …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • MacDiarmid, Hugh — pseud. di Grieve, Christopher Murray …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Hugh MacDiarmid — [Hugh MacDiarmid] (1892–1978) a Scottish poet. He wrote in the Scottish ↑dialect known as ↑Lallans and is best known for his poem A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle (1926). He was a Communist and a supporter of Scottish independence, and was one of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hugh MacDiarmid — Christopher Murray Grieve A bust of MacDiarmid in South Gyle, Edinburgh Born 11 August 1892 Langholm, Scotland Died 9 September 1978 Edinburgh, Scotland …   Wikipedia

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  • Hugh MacDiarmid — Hugh MacDiarmid, eigentlich Christopher Murray Grieve, (* 11. August 1892 in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway; † 9. September 1978 in Edinburgh) war ein schottischer Dichter. Er verfasste Werke sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Scots, war… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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