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Edwin Muir

(15 May 1887 – 3 January 1959 / Orkney / Scotland)

Edwin Muir
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Edwin Muir was an Orcadian poet, novelist and noted translator. Remembered for his deeply felt and vivid poetry in plain, unostentatious language with few stylistic preoccupations, Muir is a significant modern poet.

Biography

Muir was born in Deerness, where his mother was also born, at Hacco, remembered in his autobiography as "Haco". In 1901, when he was 14, his father lost his farm, and the family moved to Glasgow. In quick succession his father, two brothers, and his mother died within the space of a few years. His life as a young man was a depressing experience, and involved a raft of unpleasant jobs in factories and offices, including working in a factory... more »

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  • Rookie Penis Willy (9/10/2013 4:42:00 AM)

    it would help if you had eyes

  • Rookie J Deakin (10/4/2009 6:17:00 AM)

    I cannot make a comment about Edwin Muir if I cannot read his poem! !

  • Rookie J Deakin (10/4/2009 6:15:00 AM)

    I cannot make a comment about Edwin Muir if I cannot read his poem! !

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