- Undergraduate dissertation on Iain Crichton Smith by Lorn Macintyre 1971
- Tape (with transcript, and 2 copies on cassette) of interview between Smith and Macintyre 1971
- Transcript of BBC television broadcast of poem by Smith 1967
Papers of Lorn Macinnes Macintyre, b1942, English student, University of Stirling, Scotland
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- Dates of Creation1971
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.3 metres
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Administrative / Biographical History
Lorn Macinnes Macintyre was born in Taynuilt, Argyll, in 1942 , and studied English at the University of Stirling. He is a novelist, television scriptwriter, short story writer, and poet. His books include the Chronicles of Inverness series.
The interview between Iain Crichton Smith and Lorn Macintyre was recorded at the poet's residence in Oban on Friday, 05 March, 1971 , in connection with a project for the University of Stirling. The transcript of this interview is accompanied by Lorn Macintyre's undergraduate dissertation The poetry of Iain Crichton Smith, which is also based on the interview.
Iain Crichton Smith , poet and novelist, was born on the Isle of Lewis in 1928 . He was educated in Stornoway and the University of Aberdeen. As well as being a writer, he was a teacher in Clydebank, Dumbarton and Oban before retiring in 1977 . His first book of poems, The Long River, was published in 1955 , and he has published frequently since, including Selected Poems (1982 ). Iain Crichton Smith was bilingual in Gaelic and English. Until his death in October 1998 , he was one of the most prolific writers of Gaelic fiction and verse, and had been producing Gaelic poetry for almost four decades.
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See also: University of Stirling, English Department, Diss.E.10.
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Macintyre, Lorn MacinnesThe poetry of Iain Crichton Smith1971 Stirling, Scotland
Fonds level description compiled by H M Kemp and Alan Borthwick, Scottish Archive Network project, 10 May 2002.