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FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781905222728
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 48
PUBLICATION DATE: February 1, 2007

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Beyond the Sun: Scotland’s Favourite Paintings

By (author) Edwin Morgan

For years, Scotland has nurtured the connection between literature and art. This collection adds a further dimension to this flowering connection between poetry and painting. Topping the list of Scotland’s favourite paintings is Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross, but also included are poignant classics such as Avril Paton’s Windows in the West and Sir Henry Raeburn’s Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch. Edwin Morgan, Scotland’s National Poet, was so fascinated and inspired by the paintings that he wrote a poem to honour each one. The result is a wonderfully moving collection.

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The true test of poetry inspired by painting is that it forces us to look at familiar works of art with new and surprising perspectives. Morgan has achieved this, and I look forward to seeing these old friend with new eyes. AM BRATACH MAGAZINE

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