In the midst of our human civil war: Hamish Henderson’s war poetry and soldier’s songs

Gibson, C. (2014) In the midst of our human civil war: Hamish Henderson’s war poetry and soldier’s songs. Studies in Scottish Literature, 40(1), pp. 146-166.

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Abstract

Surveys the war poetry of the Scottish poet, folklorist, and folk-singer Hamish Henderson (1919-2002), including his service with the 51st Highland Division in the Western Desert and Sicily, drawing a contrast between his long modernist poem Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica (1948) and the songs in his collection Ballads of World War II (Glasgow: Lili Marleen Club, 1947), in light of Henderson's developing political ideas and engagement with the Italian cultural theorist Antonio Gramsci.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gibson, Dr Corey
Authors: Gibson, C.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Journal Name:Studies in Scottish Literature
Publisher:University of South Carolina
ISSN:0039-3770
ISSN (Online):0039-3770

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