Thursday, May 14, 2009

Maurice Lindsay 1918-2009

Maurice Lindsay has died. He was an important figure in Scots' culture, not least for his Edinburgh Book of Twentieth Century Scottish Poetry, which is one of my favourite books and from which I've quoted on here several times. The Guardian's obituary also emphasises his role in bringing to an international readership such poets as Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley Maclean, WS Graham and Norman MacCaig. For that alone, he would be remembered.

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