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In his day, Alexander Scott (1920-1989) was once essentially the most well-liked of Scotland's poets, popular for witty, passionate, energetic poems - poems embodying his excessive beliefs of poetic craftsmanship. His poems have been additionally one of the so much interesting in their time. Scott's fulfillment, even if, stretched wider nonetheless. His poetry was once the center piece of a lifetime's dedication to Scotland's literature and tradition, a dedication which took many kinds and used to be expressed in lots of methods. Scott took a lead in constructing Scottish literature as a latest topic, laying the principles for its current prominence within the Scottish educational scene. additionally, he was once a dramatist, actor, anthologist, student, critic, editor, broadcaster, columnist, and controversialist. He was once additionally energetic in lots of vital and creative tasks following the construction of the Scottish Arts Council within the Nineteen Sixties. a special character, Alexander Scott embodied a lot that used to be important in his country's post-war tradition. In his tale, the form of contemporary Scotland emerges. this can be the 1st significant biography of a highly influential determine within the Scottish literary scene within the twentieth century. This booklet is the joint winner of the distinguished Scottish examine booklet of the yr 2007 from the Saltire Society and the nationwide Library of Scotland.

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