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Timely, relevant and a joy to read,
This review is from: Beyond the Last Dragon: A Life of Edwin Morgan (Non-Fiction) (Hardcover)
This biography of the late Edwin Morgan appears just a few short weeks after the poet's death. It is no rush job however, but a work of several years' making by the poet's close friend James McGonigal and with his full cooperation. From Chapter One McGonigal eases the reader gently into one of the most readable and accessable biographies of recent times and, in literary terms, one of the most important. The book brings many aspects of Edwin Morgan's life to light for the first time, not least being the story of his brilliant translation work. From his early years in Rutherglen to his closing years in a care home Edwin Morgan's association with the city of Glasgow was total, and yet his mind and work ranged across Europe, the world, and into both space and time. It also describes his relationship with John Scott and how, in some ways as a consequence, the work was liberated and increased. Honoured in death as he was revered in life, Edwin Morgan's work will be enjoyed, and his influence will continue, for many years. This is the definitive biography.
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Initial post: 8 Nov 2010 06:07:44 GMT
Tom Older says:
An interesting review of this Sandstone publication, made only slightly less authoritative perhaps when one looks at the reviewer's other reviews to find that the smallpress Sandstone publisher's other books are the reviewer's speciality, and they all get glowing reviews!!!
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