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Seven Decades annotated by Edwin Morgan

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This pamphlet features Morgan's poem 'Seven Decades', published for the first time, reflecting on his life to date. This page-proof features handwritten corrections by Morgan.

"['Seven Decades'] casts a cool eye over his life as poet, professor and polyglot. Vignettes of a bookish childhood… and his wartime youth as a repressed homosexual… evoke a life in which literature has served as an emotional refuge as well as a dominant agent of personal change."

Gerald Mangan, Times Literary Supplement, 15 Nov 1991

Felt-tipped Hosannas also includes an outline biography, 'Chronology of a working life', along with tributes to Morgan by Tom Leonard, Liz Lochhead, Iain Crichton Smith et al.

The frontispiece features a drawing of Morgan by Alasdair Gray, in which he is reading The Apple Ghost by John Glenday.

 
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This pamphlet features Morgan's poem 'Seven Decades', published for the first time, reflecting on his life to date. This page-proof features handwritten corrections by Morgan.

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Date: 1990

Author: Edited by Susan Stewart and Hamish Whyte

Publisher: Glasgow: Third Eye Centre, 1990

 

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