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Sorley MacLean
Sorley MacLean is a Scottish Gaelic poet, described by the Scottish Poetry Library as "one of the great Scottish poets of modern times" for "his mastery of selected media and his dedication to the tradition of the European poetic system and European politics" . Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney credits MacLean with safeguarding Scottish Gaelic poetry. He was raised in a strict Presbyterian family on the Isle of Raasay, immersed in Gaelic culture and literature from birth, but abandoned religion for socialism. In the late 1930s, he befriended many prominent Scottish Renaissance figures, such as Hugh MacDiarmid and Douglas Young. He was wounded three times while serving in the Royal Signal Corps during the operation in North Africa. MacLean didn't publish much after the war, due to his perfectionism. In 1956 he became the principal teacher at Plockton High School, where he advocated the use of the Gaelic language in formal education.
Native nameSomhairle MacGill-Eain
BornOctober 26, 1911, Òsgaig, Raasay, Scotland
DiedNovember 24, 1996, Inverness, Scotland
Resting placeStronuirinish Cemetery, Portree
OccupationEnglish teacher, Head teacher
LanguageScottish Gaelic
EducationRaasay Primary School, Portree Secondary School
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
GenreGaelic poetry
Notable worksDàin do Eimhir, An Cuilthionn, Hallaig
Notable awardsQueen's Gold Medal for Poetry, Nominated for Nobel Prize
Years active1932–c. 1980
SpouseRenee Cameron (m. 1946)
ChildrenThree daughters

About Sorley MacLean

Poet Sorley MacLean was born on October 26, 1911 in Scotland (He dies at the age of 85, on November 24, 1996).

From Wood to Ridge, Hallaig, and other works by a twentieth-century Scottish poet. He was a key player in the Scottish Gaelic Renaissance and regularly wrote in his own tongue.

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Sorley MacLean before becoming famous

Sorley MacLean was born in the Zodiac sign Scorpio (The Scorpion), and 1911 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Pig (豬).

During World War II, he studied at the University of Edinburgh and fought in North Africa.

Achievement of Sorley MacLean

Dain do Eimhir agus Dain Eile, his first book of poetry, is widely recognized as one of the most important Gaelic-language masterpieces of the twentieth century.

Sorley MacLean's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

Renee Cameron was his wife, and they had three daughters together.

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In the 1984 film Hallaig, author Novelist Seamus Heaney analyzed MacLean's work. The film's title was inspired by one of MacLean's poems.

Sorley MacLean Income source & Net worth

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Latest information about Sorley MacLean updated on January 27 2022.