Between Mountain and Sea

Poems From Assynt

Norman MacCaig

The first and only collection based on MacCaig's poetry written in or about his beloved Assynt in Sutherland.
Date Published :
July 2018
Publisher :
Polygon
Editor :
Roderick Watson
Contributor(s) :
Ewen McCaig
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781846974496
Pages : 112
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
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$13.95

Overview
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Two Men at Once' is one of Norman MacCaig best known poems. He was indeed two men at once: Edinburgh, the city where he was born and lived as a teacher and poet, was his home, but no other place shaped his poetry more than Assynt in Sutherland. It is here that he would spend many a summer on family holidays, walking the hills and fishing the lochs. MacCaig’s fresh eye saw remarkable newness even in the everyday and each poem is a tiny revelation, a new look at an old friend. This collection celebrates, renews, and rediscovers Norman MacCaig’s Assynt.

About The Author
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Norman MacCaig was born in Edinburgh in 1910. His formal education was firmly rooted in the Edinburgh soil: he attended the Royal High School, Edinburgh University and then trained to be a teacher at Moray House. Having spent years educating young children he later taught Creative Writing, first at Edinburgh University, then at the University of Stirling. He died in 1996.

Norman Maccaig Was Born In Edinburgh In 1910. His Formal Education Was Firmly Rooted In The Edinburgh Soil: He Attended The Royal High School, Edinburgh University And Then Trained To Be A Teacher At Moray House. Having Spent Years Educating Young Children He Later Taught Creative Writing, First At Edinburgh University, Then At The University Of Stirling. He Died In 1996.

Norman Maccaig Was Born In Edinburgh In 1910. His Formal Education Was Firmly Rooted In The Edinburgh Soil: He Attended The Royal High School, Edinburgh University And Then Trained To Be A Teacher At Moray House. Having Spent Years Educating Young Children He Later Taught Creative Writing, First At Edinburgh University, Then At The University Of Stirling. He Died In 1996.

REVIEWS
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I have always loved the mixture of strictness and susceptibility in Norman MacCaig's work. It is an on-going education in the marvellous possibilities of lyric poetry'

- Seamus Heaney

I have read or re-read every poem [in the Collected Poems], and I think it one of the greatest literary experiences of my life'

- Sorley MacLean

Whenever I meet his poems, I’m always struck by their undated freshness; everything about them is alive, as new and essential, as ever'

- Ted Hughes

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