Robert Crawford, 24 May 1990
Show More O Choille gu Bearradh/From Wood to Ridge: Collected Poems in Gaelic and English by Sorley MacLean.
Carcanet, 317 pp., £18.95, October 1989, 0 85635 844 4Show More
“... The finest poetry written by British citizens during the years 1939-45 was produced by T.S. Eliot and by Sorley MacLean. Each was a British citizen in a very different way. Eliot, more interested in assuming Englishness than Britishness, had already taken the un-English step of giving himself a written constitution (Royalist, Anglo-Catholic, Classicist), and gave over one of his three great war poems to the investigation and celebration of his American background ...”