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The voice of the people

by Corey Gibson | 30 June 2015
Category: British History
Synopsis
Examining Hamish Henderson's search for the radical voice of the people in modern Scotland How might the alienation of the artist in modern Scotland be overcome? How do you incite a popular folk revival? Can a poet truly speak with the 'voice of the people'? And what happens to the writer who rejects print culture in favour of becoming Anon. ? The life and times of polymath, scholar, author and folk-hero, Hamish Henderson (1919-2002), poses, and helps us to answer, these questions. This book examines his life-long commitment to finding a form of artistic expression suitable for post-war Europe. Though Henderson is a major figure in Scottish cultural history, his reputation is largely maintained through anecdotes and radical folk songs. This study explores his ideas in their intellectual, cultural and political contexts. It describes how all of his works - in war poetry, song collection, folklore scholarship, folksong revivalism, literary translation, and vicious public debates - reflect this desire to see the artist fully reintegrated in society. Key Features: Reclaims Hamish Henderson from the marginalia of Scottish literary history Provides a hitherto unexplored perspective on twentieth-century Scottish cultural history Situates Scottish literary and cultural debates in the broader context of intellectual and cultural developments in twentieth-century Europe and the US Directly tackles the question of national identity in twentieth-century Scotland
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Synopsis
Examining Hamish Henderson's search for the radical voice of the people in modern Scotland How might the alienation of the artist in modern Scotland be overcome? How do you incite a popular folk revival? Can a poet truly speak with the 'voice of the people'? And what happens to the writer who rejects print culture in favour of becoming Anon. ? The life and times of polymath, scholar, author and folk-hero, Hamish Henderson (1919-2002), poses, and helps us to answer, these questions. This book examines his life-long commitment to finding a form of artistic expression suitable for post-war Europe. Though Henderson is a major figure in Scottish cultural history, his reputation is largely maintained through anecdotes and radical folk songs. This study explores his ideas in their intellectual, cultural and political contexts. It describes how all of his works - in war poetry, song collection, folklore scholarship, folksong revivalism, literary translation, and vicious public debates - reflect this desire to see the artist fully reintegrated in society. Key Features: Reclaims Hamish Henderson from the marginalia of Scottish literary history Provides a hitherto unexplored perspective on twentieth-century Scottish cultural history Situates Scottish literary and cultural debates in the broader context of intellectual and cultural developments in twentieth-century Europe and the US Directly tackles the question of national identity in twentieth-century Scotland
€98.00
294 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780748696574
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Publisher -
Published - 30/06/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, British History
No. of Pages - 232
Weight - 500
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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