The Battle Continues
The Battle Continues

MacDIARMID, Hugh. The Battle Continues.

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MacDIARMID, Hugh. The Battle Continues. Edinburgh, Castle Wynd Printers Limited1957

8vo; red publisher's boards, ruled in blind to upper board, and gilt along spine; in the striking grey dust jacket with single colour lino cut by Zeljiko Kujundzic; pp. [viii], 107, [i]; essentially fine; the jacket slightly creased and nicked at upper edge.
First edition, signed by the author to the ffep
Ian Hamilton wrote that Hugh Macdiarmond, "makes his own rules, contemns categories, cracks open water-tight compartments, bestraddles disciplines, scorns social, cultural, and academic cliques and claques, and affirms . . . that it is not failure but low aim that is criminal." The Battle Continues is Macdiarmond's determined battle against Facism under General Franco following the publication of a poem on the Spanish War written by South African poet Roy Campbell, an ardent opponant of the democratic Left. The poem was a direct response to Campbell's, "Flowering Rifle", and a rebuke that was never published at the time, aside from a limited number of quarterly passages. The Battle Continues now stands as a reovlutionary rallying cry in defence of Democracy everywhere.

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