Authored Book

Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides

Citation

MacNeil K (1998) Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides. Edinburgh: Canongate Books. https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Love-Outer-Hebrides-Kevin-MacNeil/0862418127

Abstract
This collection marks the arrival of a major new talent in Scottish poetry. Kevin MacNeil's voice and vision, while rooted in the Hebridean islands, is open to a wide range of cultures, not only those of Scotland – from Gaeldom to urban Scotland – but to the wider European and American mind and, through his interest in Zen Buddhism, to Japanese and Chinese culture. With astonishing freshness and versatility, MacNeil's poetry creates powerful connections and new combinations -he has wit as well as feeling, a powerful sense of the past and the local while being resolutely turned towards the future and the cross-cultural.

Keywords
poetry; scotland; bardachd; 20th century; highland; islands; literature;

StatusPublished
Publication date30/04/1998
PublisherCanongate Books
Publisher URLhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/…cNeil/0862418127
Place of publicationEdinburgh
ISBN9780862418120
eISBN9781847677112