Hymn to a Young Demon

By Aonghas MacNeacail

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Features poems in Gaelic and the poet's own English versions. This work is divided in two parts - 'the gift of anger' and 'the other turning'. Its scope ranges from the western isles of Scotland to the battlefields of Europe and the collapse of the Iron Curtain. It shows how human struggles and achievements are repeated across time and place.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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"Hymn to a Young Demon" is a heady burst of fresh air, with poems in both Gaelic and the poet's own English versions. It is a book which falls eloquently in two parts - 'the gift of anger' and 'the other turning' - articulated by the furious energy and irrepressible zest for life that readers of Aonghas MacNeacail's work will instantly recognise. The collection's scope ranges from the western isles of Scotland to the battlefields of Europe and the collapse of the Iron Curtain, from explosive battles with church and state to the intimate, mature poems of love and friendship, and the powerful resolution of the final poem, 'the stone'. With an uncanny sense of prophecy, these poems show how time and again human struggles and achievements are repeated across time and place. An assured and vigorous voice at the height of his power, Aonghas MacNeacail's style sweeps to new heights.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 6 Aug 2007
ISBN 9781846970023
Number of Pages 192

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