Who is edwin muir?

Edwin Muir

Edwin Muir (15 May 1887 – 3 January 1959) was an Orcadian poet, novelist and translator born on a farm in Deerness on the Orkney Islands. He is remembered for his deeply felt and vivid poetry in plain language with few stylistic preoccupations.

Read more about Edwin Muir.

Famous quotes containing the words edwin muir, edwin and/or muir:

    Sometimes we think of the nations lying asleep,
    Curled blindly in impenetrable sorrow,
    And then the thought confounds us with its strangeness.
    Edwin Muir (1887–1959)

    A good soul like a good body should be as unobtrusive as possible; in so far as it functions properly, it should not be noticed for good or for ill.
    —C.E.M. (Cyril Edwin Mitchinson)

    The ancestral deed is thought and done,
    And in a million Edens fall
    A million Adams drowned in darkness,
    For small is great and great is small,
    And a blind seed all.
    —Edwin Muir (1887–1959)