Essays Compton Mackenzie

There are poems and essays by Robert Garioch, Hugh MacDiarmid,. . ., Compton Mackenzie, Edwin Muir, and Douglas Young. There is also a particularly rich collection of materials relating to Sydney Goodsir Smith s campaign to be elected Rector of Edinburgh University in 1951.. . . Surely the most colorful writer of Scottish fiction was Compton Mackenzie 1883-1974, a remote descendant of John Mackenzie of Kintail. The author s father was an actor, Edward Compton, who had decided to drop his Scottish surname for professional reasons, thus …About the Author Compton Mackenzie was born in West Hartlepool in 1883. He was educated at St Paul s School and Magdalen. . . novels, history and biography, essays and criticism, children s stories and verse, and was also an outstanding broadcaster. He founded and edited until 1961 the magazine the Gramophone, and was President of the Siamese. . . Scott-Kilvert quotes Compton Mackenzie as saying in reference to Down and Out in Paris and London, Clergyman quot s Daughter and Burmese Days, quot No realistic writer has produced three volumes which can compare in directness, vigor, courage and vitality of Mr. George Orwell. quot George Woodcock stated in his book The Crystal Spirit: A Study of GeorgeCape tested the waters with a small print run of 1500 copies, priced at 15 shillings – about twice the cost of an average novel – to make it less attractive to sensation-seekers. 96 97 Publication, originally scheduled for late 1928, was brought forward when he discovered that another novel with a lesbian theme, Compton Mackenzie s Extraordinary Women, was to be published in …
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