Somhairle Dain is Deilbh: A celebration on the 80th birthday of Sorley MacLean. Peter Angus Campbell, Seamus Heaney, Sorley MacLean, Cailean MacIll-eain.
Somhairle Dain is Deilbh: A celebration on the 80th birthday of Sorley MacLean

Somhairle Dain is Deilbh: A celebration on the 80th birthday of Sorley MacLean

ISBN: 0861529006
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland: Acair Ltd., 1991. First Edition. Softcover. "This book is a celebration in words and photographs of one of Scotland's leading poets on the occasion of his 80th birthday. In celebrating Sorley MacLean it also celebrates modern Gaelic writing and demonstrates the influence that MacLean's writing has had on many young Gaelic writers. Much of the work in the book is new and unpublished and has been contributed by writers as their own personal statement. The photographic essays are a further expression of personal statement by four photographers who in their own work have given us a visual insight on the Highlands and Islands." (from back cover) A tribute in poems & pictures to Sorley MacLean (1911-1996), the foremost Scottish poet in the original Gaelic language, on the occasion of his 80th birthday in 1991. Edited & with an introduction by the noted Scottish writer-academician Peter Angus Campbell, with poems by many acclaimed Gaelic poets beginning with MacLean himself (under his Gaelic name, Somehairle MacIll-eain) & including the canonical, world-renowned Seamus Heaney (1939-2013). All the poems, as well as the introduction, are presented in Gaelic & English on opposite pages. Also included are four portfolios of photographs by noted photographers including Cailean MacIll-eain, which beautifully bring to life the landscapes & people of Scotland that are the inspiration of the Gaelic poets. A very stately & attractive production, large-format softcover original in sewn binding, printed & published in Scotland. A most important & rewarding collectible for devotees of MacLean & his Gaelic progeny. In very fine condition with only mild rubbing, scratching to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; small area of sticker-residue at blank area near lower right corner of back cover; very light rubbing to edges of text block; mild spotting at upper edge of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, creases at mostly upper corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3798]

Price: $40.00