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In his day, Alexander Scott (1920-1989) used to be probably the most sought after of Scotland's poets, popular for witty, passionate, full of life poems - poems embodying his excessive beliefs of poetic craftsmanship. His poems have been additionally one of the so much unique in their time. Scott's success, although, stretched wider nonetheless. His poetry used to be the center-piece of a lifetime's dedication to Scotland's literature and tradition, a dedication which took many varieties and used to be expressed in lots of methods. Scott took a lead in constructing Scottish literature as a contemporary topic, laying the principles for its current prominence within the Scottish educational scene. moreover, he was once a dramatist, actor, anthologist, pupil, critic, editor, broadcaster, columnist, and controversialist. He was once additionally lively in lots of very important and imaginitive projects following the construction of the Scottish Arts Council within the Sixties. a special character, Alexander Scott embodied a lot that used to be very important in his country's post-war tradition. In his tale, the form of contemporary Scotland emerges. this is often the 1st significant biography of a highly influential determine within the Scottish literary scene within the twentieth century. This ebook is the joint winner of the distinguished Scottish learn ebook of the yr 2007 from the Saltire Society and the nationwide Library of Scotland.

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