Hamish Henderson: v. 1

The Making of the Poet

By Timothy Neat

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Hamish Henderson lived one of the great lives of twentieth-century Scotland, a dramatic life of epic European scale, a life of major artistic, political and spiritual achievement. This book presents a detailed biography and an assessment of his place in the context of the twentieth century.

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Hamish Henderson lived one of the great lives of twentieth-century Scotland, a dramatic life of epic European scale, a life of major artistic, political and spiritual achievement. Well-known as a songwriter, a poet and a pioneer in the field of Scottish folksong, Henderson was also a highly original translator of poetry - from Gaelic, French, German, Latin and Greek - much of it into Scots. He also translated the work of the Italian socialist Antonio Gramsci, whose "Prison Letters" he published in English in 1974.Born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, in 1919, Hamish Henderson spent his early years in Glenshee before moving to Ireland and then Devon. He won a scholarship to Dulwich College and went on to study Modern Languages at Cambridge. During the Second World War he served in North Africa and Italy with the 51st Highland Division. He died in March 2002. This book, a major study of this charismatic and fascinating man, presents both a detailed biography and an assessment of his place in the context of the twentieth century.


It is based on first-hand interviews with those who knew Henderson both personally and professionally as well as detailed research of published and unpublished sources.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 7 May 2009
SKU 9781846971327-grouped
Number of Pages 400

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'Volume One of Timothy Neat's projected two-volumebiography captures Henderson's full complexity better thanthe published writings did.' Times Literary Supplement'Detailed, vivid and fascinating' Sunday Herald

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