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Hymn to a Young Demon

by Aonghas MacNeacail

£9.99

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ISBN: 9781846970023
Published: 06 Aug 2007
Format: Paperback
Extent: 192
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
Categories:
Poetry
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About the Book

"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.

The Author

Aonghas MacNeacail

Aonghas Macneacail was born in Uig on Skye in 1942. He is a poet, journalist, researcher, broadcaster, scriptwriter and filmmaker. He has published collections of poems in both Gaelic and English and his writing has appeared in literary journals in Scotland and internationally. He has had poetry broadcast on radio, television, has given readings throughout Scotland and has toured extensively abroad.