Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Grotesquo's Ghost

The BBC reports that a rare manuscript by the poet, philosopher and anti-slavery campaigner James Beattie (1735-1803) has been discovered during cataloguing of Sir Walter Scott's library at Abbotsford in the Borders.
Beattie hailed from the Mearns (Kincardineshire), the same region that was later to produce Lewis Grassic Gibbon. The text of the 9,000-word poem the Grotesquiad had been thought lost.

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