Getting Higher

the Complete Mountain Poems

Andrew Greig, Rory Watson

A beautifully packaged collection of the the acclaimed poet's work, including Men on Ice, Order of the Day, Western Swing, and his first poem, written in 1972. Also includes illustrations and material from the National Library of Scotland archive.
Date Published :
April 2011
Publisher :
Birlinn
Contributor(s) :
James Hutcheson
Illustration :
b/w throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781846971921
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9.7 X 7.45 inches
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In stock
$18.95

Overview
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Alongside the mountain poems from Men on Ice, Order of the Day and Western Swing will be brand new material, facsimiles of previously unpublished material - including his first poem, written in 1972 - and illustrations and material from the National Library of Scotland archive. A beautiful collector's item full of illustrations, marginalia and notes.

About The Author
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Andrew Greig was born in Bannockburn in 1951 and raised in the Fife town of Anstruther. His first book was the poetry collection White Boats and his novel, In Another Light, won the Saltire Society prize in 2004. He has also had success with mountaineering titles, including Summit Fever and the mountain poetry collections 'Men on Ice' and 'Surviving Passage's. In 1996 'The Return of John Macnab' was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award. Greig is a former Glasgow University Writing Fellow and SAC Scottish/Canadian Exchange Fellow. He studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and held a number of part-time jobs before turning to writing. He now lives in Edinburgh, and is married to author Lesley Glaister.

James Hutcheson is Creative Director at Birlinn. He has been designing books, book jackets and album covers for many years.

REVIEWS
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A lyric poet of rare gusto

- The Observer

A writer of integrity and imaginative energy.

- The Times Literary Supplement

Andrew Greig is a Scottish poet of sensitivity and resilience. He deals with high-risk situations - from mountaineering to love - and is particularly good at presenting the gamut of feelings involved in rites of passage: high endeavour, commitment, holding back, drift, release

- Edwin Morgan

Andrew Greig is a Scottish poet of sensitivity and resilience. He deals with high-risk situations - from mountaineering to love - and is particularly good at presenting the gamut of feelings involved in rites of passage: high endeavour, commitment, holding back, drift, release'

- Edwin Morgan

 'A writer of integrity and imaginative energy'

- Times Literary Supplement

A lyric poet of rare gusto'

- The Observer

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