Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars9
5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
9
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Format: Paperback|Change
Price:£9.98+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 10 November 2010
This slim volume, issued as a centenary celebration of the MacCaig's birth, is both a fitting tribute and a perfect introduction to the work of one of the grand old men of British poetry. Vivid with highland landscapes and shot through with fiery feelings modestly expressed, Norman MacCaig's poems are musical, wry and haunting. Whether lamenting a dead collie, or celebrating Buddha-like frogs he is a master of observation: his voice is intimate, compassionate and brimming with awe for the natural world. Though he died at a fine age, we can still mourn him. 'I look at the face of death,' he writes in Myself After Her Death 'and say 'I hate you' to destroy such wonders.' Buy this book for yourself, or even better buy it for others, and you can be sure it will be cherished.
0Comment|16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 February 2011
Really enjoy this book, why was I not taught this at School all these years ago, taken 50 years to find such poetry. Many thanks to Andrew Greig book "At the Green Loch for the introduction."
0Comment|5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 July 2013
Brilliant range of poems encompassing every aspect of life. Stunning, often simple but always thought provoking and accessible. These collections have marked key moments in my life and I am now buying them to mark those in my boys' lives...
0Comment|One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 22 June 2015
Excellent
Norman MacCaig was a teacher at my primary school in Edinburgh 60 years ago!
0Comment|One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 6 June 2016
New to me, I was delighted with this book. Norman Macaid's poems are moving, rewarding, deeply touching.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 19 May 2015
Great book re great poet. now saving for larger edition
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 24 April 2016
bought as a present for my mum. She loved it.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 14 November 2015
Entirely satifactory
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 January 2015
School book for 15 year olds.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.