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Beyond the Last Dragon: A life of Edwin Morgan

Biography & autobiography


by
James McGonigal

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 462 pages

File size: 4.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Edwin Morgan’s restless imagination moved easily between multiple worlds, voices and identities. His own life story, told here for the first time, also treveals a range of identities – as academic, cultural activist, radical writer, international traveller, gay man and poet. These identities were sometimes in conflict, or kept hidden and apart. Beyond the Last Dragon, written with his full support, explores hitherto unknown archive resources and creative work. It recounts an amazing and sometimes troubled career, using the poet’s own letters, poems and plays from the 1930s to the present day to uncover the local origins of his remarkable inventiveness and flair. All this is set against Edwin Morgan’s moving struggle against the ‘last dragon’ of cancer, and to remain creatively alive in the face of suffering.

Edwin Morgan’s restless imagination moved easily between multiple worlds, voices and identities. His own life story, told here for the first time, also treveals a range of identities – as academic, cultural activist, radical writer, international traveller, gay man and poet. These identities were sometimes in conflict, or kept hidden and apart. Beyond the Last Dragon, written with his full support, explores hitherto unknown archive resources and creative work. It… (more)

Edwin Morgan’s restless imagination moved easily between multiple worlds, voices and identities. His own life story, told here for the first time, also treveals a range of identities – as academic, cultural activist, radical writer, international traveller, gay man and poet. These identities were sometimes in conflict, or kept hidden and apart. Beyond the Last Dragon, written with his full support, explores hitherto unknown archive resources and creative work. It recounts an amazing and sometimes troubled career, using the poet’s own letters, poems and plays from the 1930s to the present day to uncover the local origins of his remarkable inventiveness and flair. All this is set against Edwin Morgan’s moving struggle against the ‘last dragon’ of cancer, and to remain creatively alive in the face of suffering.

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