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From Wood to Ridge/O Choille gu Bearradh: Collected Poems Paperback – 28 Oct 1999

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Product details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd; New edition edition (28 Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English, Scots Gaelic
  • ISBN-10: 190310100X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903101001
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Bought second hand because it is no longer in print, this book was in excellent condition and perfect for the gift I bought it as. A beautifully displayed collection of Sorley Maclean's works using his own English translation from the Gaelic, as well as his original Gaelic verse.
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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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars While his works are not well known in the United States, 17 Jan. 2010
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and his (early) leftist politics may turn off those who cannot see anything else, this is a passionate and often gripping work. It is, I think, well worth reading. I first encountered the author in the DVD "The Celts." I do not have the Gaelic language, but his English translations sign.
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