MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978Alternative names
C. M. (Christopher Murray) Grieve [Hugh McDiarmid, 1892-1978] was a Scottish poet, writer, and cultural activist. Politically, he was both a nationalist, helping found the National Party of Scotland in 1928, and a communist. During the 1930's, he was expelled from each group for his membership in the other. His nationalist leanings were, for a time, characterized by pre-Reformation Catholic Scotland "as a model of social, spiritual, and national coherence." (Roderick Watson, ODNB). Grieve founded a series of periodicals: the Scottish Chapbook fourteen issues beginning in 1922; the weekly Scottish Nation, thirty-four issues beginning in 1923; and the monthly Northern Review four issues in 1924. These periodicals "set about the definition of a literary and cultural 'renaissance' in Scottish affairs." (Watson, ODNB). Grieve moved toward the use of Scots as an exploration of the vernacular, a move reflected in his adoption of the pseudonym Hugh M'Diarmid.
From the description of Christopher Murray Grieve [Hugh MacDiarmid] Collection, 1927-1965. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 759010124
Christopher Murray Grieve (1892-1978), the Scots poet and prose writer, who used the pseudonym Hugh MacDiarmid. He wrote his poem A drunk man looks at the thistle in 1926. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography .
From the guide to the Unique autograph manuscript of, A drunk man looks at the thistle, by Hugh MacDiarmid, together with other literary papers and some letters, ca. 1925-1960, (Leeds University Library)
Christopher Murray Grieve, 1892-1978, Scottish writer best known for English and Scots poetry written under the pen name Hugh MacDiarmid.
From the description of Letter, 28 Nov. 22, Montrose, to Miss Archibald, Scottish Secretariat. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 14915285
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