Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics

October 28, 2019|
Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics
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Examining Hamish Henderson's search for the radical voice of the people in modern ScotlandHow 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 historyProvides a hitherto unexplored perspective on twentieth-century Scottish cultural historySituates Scottish literary and cultural debates in the broader context of intellectual and cultural developments in twentieth-century Europe and the USDirectly tackles the question of national identity in twentieth-century Scotland

Title:Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural PoliticsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 28, 2019Publisher:Edinburgh University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1474403670

ISBN - 13:9781474403672

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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