The Many Days

The Many Days

This book is a celebration of MacCaig's life - 2010 is the hundredth anniversary of his birth - and it features 100 of his best poems, edited by his son Ewen.

Author: Norman MacCaig

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857907806

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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By the time of his death in January 1996, Norman MacCaig was known widely as the grand old man of Scottish poetry, honoured by an OBE and the Queen's Medal for Poetry. This book is a celebration of MacCaig's life - 2010 is the hundredth anniversary of his birth - and it features 100 of his best poems, edited by his son Ewen.
Categories: Poetry

The Poems of Norman MacCaig

The Poems of Norman MacCaig

The first was published in 1985; the second, published in 1990, added later poems but was otherwise identical. Both bore the title, Collected Poems. This edition, The Poems of Norman MacCaig, contains more poems and other material.

Author: Norman MacCaig

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857900081

Category: Poetry

Page: 584

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I have always loved the mixture of strictness and susceptibility in Norman MacCaig's work. It is an ongoing education in the marvellous possibilities of lyric poetry . . . He means poetry to me' - Seamus Heaney 'Norman MacCaig is an indispensable poet, and his Collected Poems is a wonder-book which will give years of pleasure' - Douglas Dunn 'Magisterial' - The Herald 'Deeply lyrical yet crystal clear in its language, MacCaig's poetry is a must-have' - Sunday Herald This collection of Norman MacCaig's poems is offered as the definitive edition of his work. It has been edited by his son, Ewen. A prolific writer, MacCaig left about 600 unpublished poems after his death; 99 have been selected for inclusion here. The aim of the selection process was to sustain the overall quality of the 1990 Collected Poems, which was compiled by the poet. Unusually, MacCaig's creativity did not decline with age, and most of the unpublished poems date from his seventies and early eighties, adding significantly to his published work from that period. Insight to the writer's life and work is provided in an appreciative introduction by author and critic Alan Taylor, focusing on MacCaig's life and times, and in a collection of MacCaig's words on his own and others' writing.
Categories: Poetry

Scottish Set Text Guide Poetry of Norman MacCaig for National 5 and Higher English

Scottish Set Text Guide  Poetry of Norman MacCaig for National 5 and Higher English

This guide has been written to help you study the poems of Norman MacCaig by developing your knowledge and skills in analysis to enable you to achieve your best in your exam. This guide has been written specifically with the Scottish ...

Author: Jamie Crawford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781510468238

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 and Higher Subject: English First teaching: September 2017 (N5) / September 2018 (Higher) First exams: Summer 2018 (N5) / Summer 2019 (Higher) Understand, analyse, evaluate, succeed. This study and revision guide takes you through every aspect of The Cone-Gatherers, with exam advice for the National 5 and Higher English Critical Reading papers. Fully up to date with SQA's latest exam requirements, this book is written by an expert who knows what exam success looks like. Clear explanations and detailed commentary are supported by definitions of key terms and unfamiliar words Students are encouraged to think more deeply about the text and consider the writers' ideas, choices and techniques Sample questions with model answers and examiner-style commentary are supported by additional practice questions for students to do With tips and examples for planning, structuring and writing a top-grade essay, plus practice essay questions for students to answer A selection of quotes are highlighted throughout, so students can use them in the exam to make comparisons between different parts of the text Quick questions at the end of each chapter check students' understanding of the text
Categories: Literary Criticism

Norman MacCaig

Norman MacCaig

The author gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Norman MacCaig's son, Ewen McCaig, and of the publishers of The Poems of Norman MacCaig, Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd. The Poems is itself a fitting tribute to the poet, ...

Author: Alasdair D. F. Macrae

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780746310762

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 121

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Norman MacCaig, who died in 1996, is widely regarded as Scotland's finest contemporary poet, whose later poetry is both accessible and popular. This perceptive study places him in his literary and social contexts and conveys the vigorous intelligence, pithy humour and surprise that characterizes his writing. Approaching the poetry thematically rather than sequentially the author gives a vivid impression of the whole poet and offers both an introduction to and an analysis of MacCaig's major poems with helpful connecting commentary. Throughout this study Alasdair Macrae allows the sharp wit, intelligence and humaneness of the poems to speak to readers and shock, delight and challenge them.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Never Leave the Dog Behind

Never Leave the Dog Behind

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Rainer Maria Rilke, 'Letter to N.N., 8 February 1912', Rainer Maria Rilke: Selected Poems, edited by Robert ... Norman MacCaig, 'Landscape and I', The Poems of Norman MacCaig, edited by Ewan MacCaig (Polygon, 2005), p.286.

Author: Helen Mort

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 9781912560899

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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‘We live in a world populated by dog lovers, where many of us regard them as members of the family. We are fascinated by them: either anthropomorphising our pets or obsessing about the ways they differ from us. And mountains – theatres of risk, drama and heroism – provide the perfect stage for us to enact our canine fascination in all its pathos and poetry. In short, the hills bring into focus just how much we love being with dogs.’ Dogs specialise in getting on with humans, and tales of faithful hounds in hostile environments form part of our cultural history. Award-winning writer Helen Mort sets out to understand the singular relationship between dogs, mountains and the people who love them. Along the way, she meets search and rescue dogs, interviews climbers and spends time on the hills with hounds. The book is also a personal memoir, telling the author’s own story of falling in love with a whippet called Bell during a transformative year in the Lake District. Never Leave the Dog Behind is a compelling account of mountain adventures and misadventures, and captures the unbridled joy of heading to the hills with a four-legged friend.
Categories: Pets

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English

See The Poems of Norman MacCaig, ed. Ewen McCaig (2005), and The Many Days: Selected Poems of Norman MacCaig, ed. Roderick Watson (2010—both Polygon). Criticism of MacCaig's poetry includes: Erik Frykman, Unemphatic Marvels (Gothenburg ...

Author: Jeremy Noel-Tod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199640256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 705

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Provides over 1,700 biographies of influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day, exploring the influences, inspirations, and movements that have shaped their works and lives.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

This collection of Norman McCaig's poetry from over 40 years is an introduction to his work.

Author: Norman MacCaig

Publisher: London : Hogarth

ISBN: UCAL:B3476898

Category: English poetry

Page: 126

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This collection of Norman McCaig's poetry from over 40 years is an introduction to his work. It shifts between the lochs and mountains of the highlands and the cityscapes of Edinburgh, and between love poems and what MacCaig called the unemphatic marvels of the natural world.
Categories: English poetry

Scottish Set Text Guide Poetry of Norman MacCaig for National 5 and Higher English

Scottish Set Text Guide  Poetry of Norman MacCaig for National 5 and Higher English

Fully up to date with SQA's latest exam requirements, this book is written by an expert who knows what exam success looks like.

Author: Jamie Crawford

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 1510468331

Category:

Page: 120

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Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 and Higher Subject: English First teaching: September 2017 (N5) / September 2018 (Higher) First exams: Summer 2018 (N5) / Summer 2019 (Higher) Understand, analyse and evaluate the poetry of Norman MacCaig with this study and revision guide, written by experts who know how to prepare students for success in the National 5 and Higher English Critical Reading papers. Fully up to date with SQA's latest exam requirements, this guide: - Develops understanding of the language, structure and themes in [NAME]'s poetry through clear explanations and detailed commentary, supported by definitions of key terms and unfamiliar words - Builds critical and analytical skills as students are encouraged to think more deeply about the text and consider the writer's ideas, choices and techniques - Provides advice on how to tackle the different question types in the Scottish Texts section of the exam, with sample questions, model answers and examiner-style commentary, plus additional practice questions for students - Explains the requirements for the Critical Essay section of the exam, with tips and examples for planning, structuring and writing a top-grade essay, plus practice essay questions for students to answer - Highlights key quotations that students can use to enhance their exam responses and make comparisons between different parts of the text - Checks whether students have remembered the key points by including quick 'Review your learning' questions at the end of each chapter
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Fivefathers Interviews with late Twentieth Century Scottish Poets

Fivefathers  Interviews with late Twentieth Century Scottish Poets

Norman. MacCaig: Such. Clarity. of. Seeming. When I interviewed MacCaig he was seventynine and still busy fulfilling a diary of reading engagements, many under the auspices of the Scottish Arts Council's 'Writers in Public' scheme, ...

Author: Colin Nicholson

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 9781847600516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 141

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Five interview-based essays celebrating Sorley MacLean, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Norman MacCaig and Edwin Morgan. Fivefathers offers a reassessment of Scottish writers who produced significant work during or shortly after the Second World.
Categories: Literary Criticism