Hugh MacDiarmid

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Birthday
11, 1892
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Sep 9, 1978 (86)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1892
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Sep 9, 1978 (86)

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Modernist poet associated with the Scottish Renaissance and known for a long poem entitled "A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle." He published his debut work, Annals of the Five Senses, in 1923.

Before Fame

He served in World War I as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Trivia

He belonged to the Communist Party of Great Britain and also helped to found the National Party of Scotland.

Family Life

He married after World War I and earned a living as a journalist.

Associated With

He was the literary mentor and friend of author Alan Bold.

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