Iain Crichton Smith


Born
in Glasgow, Scotland
January 01, 1928

Died
October 15, 1998

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Iain Crichton Smith (Iain Mac a' Ghobhainn) was a Scottish man of letters, writing in both English and Scottish Gaelic, and a prolific author in both languages. He is known for poetry, short stories and novels.

He was born in Glasgow, but moved to the isle of Lewis at the age of two, where he and his two brothers were brought up by their widowed mother in the small crofting town of Bayble, which also produced Derick Thomson. Educated at the University of Aberdeen, Crichton Smith took a degree in English, and after serving in the National Service Army Education Corps, went on to become a teacher.

He taught in Clydebank, Dumbarton and Oban from 1952, retiring to become a full-time writer in 1977, although he already had many novels and poems publ(Iain
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More books by Iain Crichton Smith…
“Here they have no time for the fine graces
of poetry, unless it freely grows
in deep compulsion, like water in the well,
woven into the texture of the soil
in a strong pattern.”
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“We are free... we are really free to live and to die. If it were not so we would have been told.”
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