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Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica

Author: HENDERSON HAMIS
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 72
Pub Date: 18/09/2008
Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781846970931
Availability: In stock
Quick overview Written between 1942 and 1947, when Hamish Henderson was serving in the North African desert during the Second World War, this title contains elegies that pay tribute to the men who fought with and against him, their lives portrayed with great sympathy and compassion, while the desert itself becomes the unforgiving enemy.
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"Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica" was written between 1942 and 1947, when Hamish Henderson was serving in the North African desert during the Second World War. Each elegy pays tribute to the men who fought with and against him, their lives portrayed with great sympathy and compassion, while the desert itself becomes the unforgiving enemy. Published in 1948, the poems were highly praised by his contemporaries including Cecil Day-Lewis, T. S Eliot and Hugh MacDairmid. This collection was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1949.

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