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Hugh MacDiarmid

Hugh MacDiarmid is the pen name of Christopher Murray Grieve (11 August 1892, Langholm – 9 September 1978, Edinburgh), a significant Scottish poet of the 20th century. He was instrumental in creating a Scottish version of modernism and was a leading light in the Scottish Renaissance of the 20th century. Unusually for a first generation modernist, he was a communist; unusually for a communist, however, he was a committed Scottish nationalist. He wrote both in English and in literary Scots (often referred to as Lallans).

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    I’m not a military man, Captain. War holds no romance for me. The side effects are repulsive.
    Richard Bluel, and Henry Hathaway. Major Hugh Tarkington (Clinton Greyn)

    It is a God-damned lie to say that these
    Saved, or knew, anything worth any man’s pride.
    —Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978)