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A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle (Paperback)

Hugh MacDiarmid

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Kenneth Buthlay's edition of "A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle" is widely considered to be the best edition of all and provides extensive commentary and notes, taking the reader through MacDiarmid's complex and often opaque use of language. The drunk man lies on a moonlit hillside looking at a thistle, jaggy and beautiful, which epitomises Scotland's divided self. The man reflects on the fate of the nation, the human condition in general and his own personal fears.


Product Details

  • Product code: BISLL
  • ISBN: 9781846970269
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.6cm x 14.1cm
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish date: Thu May 22 00:00:00 BST 2008
  • Book points: 11

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