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Studies in Scottish Literature

Gaelic poetry

Celtic Studies

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Eadar Canaan Is Garrabost (Between Canaan And Garrabost): Religion In Derick Thomson’S Lewis Poetry, Petra Johana Poncarová Aug 2020

Eadar Canaan Is Garrabost (Between Canaan And Garrabost): Religion In Derick Thomson’S Lewis Poetry, Petra Johana Poncarová

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the treatment of religious belief in the Gaelic poetry of Derick Thomson (1921-2012), from the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, off the northwest coast of Scotland, surveying Thomson's poems about his encounters with varieties of Presbyterianism, notably the Free Church, and exploring also nuances and religious allusions in poems about his own experience.


Sorley Maclean's Other Clearance Poems, Petra Johana Poncarová May 2017

Sorley Maclean's Other Clearance Poems, Petra Johana Poncarová

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the treatment of the Highland Clearances, specifically the clearances from his home-island of Raasay, in the work of the Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean (Somhairle MacGill-Eain, 1911-1996), not only in his best-known Clearance poem "Hallaig," but in his prose writings, his major early sequence An Cuilithionn (1939, but not fully published till 2011), and several important shorter poems, “Am Putan Airgid” (“The Silver Button”), “‘Tha na beanntan gun bhruidhinn,’” and (more fully) “Sgreapadal.”