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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of Sorley MacLean's works
This is a delightful collection of some of the Isle of Raasay's Sorley MacLean's best Gaelic poems. Written side by side in both Gaelic and English, the true depth of this great thinker and intellect can be enjoyed. As a Gaelic speaker myself, I found that because the English translation was the author's own, it complemented the Gaelic rather than superimposing English...
Published on 9 Aug. 2005 by Richard

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3.0 out of 5 stars Sorley Maclean remembered
Sorley Maqclean was well known to my family who lived on Raasay after my father retired from the Royal Navy at the end of WW2. Sorley was a fervant Scottish patriot and his verses reflect this as they do his concern over the Spanish Civil War, Highland Clearances and WW2.
Unless one is familiar with Scottish history and Sorley's background his poetry could be hard...
Published on 10 Jun. 2010 by Group Captain K. Bonney


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of Sorley MacLean's works, 9 Aug. 2005
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This review is from: From Wood to Ridge/O Choille gu Bearradh: Collected Poems (Paperback)
This is a delightful collection of some of the Isle of Raasay's Sorley MacLean's best Gaelic poems. Written side by side in both Gaelic and English, the true depth of this great thinker and intellect can be enjoyed. As a Gaelic speaker myself, I found that because the English translation was the author's own, it complemented the Gaelic rather than superimposing English word for word. This allowed the reader to undcover the depth of meaning and symbolism in such works as Hallaig and the Cullin. An excellent read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sorley Maclean remembered, 10 Jun. 2010
This review is from: From Wood to Ridge/O Choille gu Bearradh: Collected Poems (Paperback)
Sorley Maqclean was well known to my family who lived on Raasay after my father retired from the Royal Navy at the end of WW2. Sorley was a fervant Scottish patriot and his verses reflect this as they do his concern over the Spanish Civil War, Highland Clearances and WW2.
Unless one is familiar with Scottish history and Sorley's background his poetry could be hard going. I last saw him when he was Headmaster of Plockton School, not long before he died. A lovely man.
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