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Dastram / Delirium

Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair

Book Details

  • Publisher: Broken Sleep Books
  • Publish Date: May 31st, 2023
  • Pages: 70
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.17in - 0.19lb
  • EAN: 9781915760111
  • Categories: Subjects & Themes - PlacesEuropean - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

About the Author

Strickland, Taylor: - Taylor Strickland is a poet and translator from the US. He is the author of Commonplace Book and Dastram/Delirium. His poem 'The Low Road' was adapted by American composer, Andrew Kohn, and performed in Orkney. His poem 'Nine Whales, Tiree' is in the process of being adapted to film with filmmaker Olivia Booker and composer Fee Blumenthaler. He is currently a doctoral candidate in literary translation at the University of Glasgow, and he lives in Glasgow, with his wife, Lauren.
Mhaighstir Alasdair, Alasdair Mac: - Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair (c.1698-c.1770) was a Scottish Gaelic poet, lexicographer, military officer, and Gaelic language tutor to Charles Edward Stuart, popularly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. Little of his life can be confirmed aside from his role as a teacher in Scotland's Ardnamurchan peninsula, and as a captain in the Clanranald regiment of the 1745 rebellion. His only volume of poetry, the self-published Aiseirigh na Seann Chànain Albannaich (1751), was the first secular work to be published in any of the Celtic languages. As a teacher, he compiled and published the first Gaelic-English dictionary. Alasdair's reputation has stirred controversy, his book reputedly having been burnt in Edinburgh after its publication.