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Margaret Tait: Poetry, Writings, Stories

Citation
Neely S (ed.) (2012) Margaret Tait: Poetry, Writings, Stories. Manchester: Carcanet.

Notes
edited and with Introduction by Sarah Neely and foreword by Ali Smith

Abstract

Margaret Tait (1918-1999) was a pioneering filmmaker for whom words and images made the world real. In 'documentary', she wrote, real things 'lose their reality ... and there's no poetry in that. In poetry, something else happens.' If film, for Tait, was a poetic medium, her poems are works of craft and observation that are generous and independent in their vision of the world, poems that make seeing happen.

Sarah Neely, Lecturer in Film at the University of Stirling, draws on Tait's three poetry collections, her book of short stories, her magazine articles and unpublished notebooks to make available for the first time a collection of the full range of Tait's writing. Her introduction discusses Tait as filmmaker and writer in the context of mid-twentieth-century Scottish culture, and a comprehensive list of bibliographic and film resources provides an indispensible guide for further exploration.

StatusPublished
Number of pages256
Publication date2012
URLhttp://www.carcanet.co.uk/…ct=9781847771599
PublisherCarcanet
Place of publicationManchester
ISBN 978 1 847771 59 9
LanguageEnglish
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