Alan Bold


Born
in Edinburgh, Scotland
April 20, 1943

Died
March 19, 1998

Genre

Influences


Alan Norman Bold was a Scottish poet, biographer, and journalist.

He edited Hugh MacDiarmid's Letters and wrote the influential biography MacDiarmid. Bold had acquainted himself with MacDiarmid in 1963 while still an English Literature student at Edinburgh University. His debut work, Society Inebrious, with a lengthy introduction by MacDiarmid, was published in 1965, during Bold's final university year. This early publication kick-started a prolific poetic career with Bold publishing another three books of verse before the end of the decade, including the ambitious book-length poem The State of the Nation. He also edited The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse (1970) and published a 1973 biography of Robert Burns.

A lifelong heavy drinker who dea
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The Penguin Book of Sociali...

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Alan Bold, Edward Brathwait...

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Scotland's Kings and Queens

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Muriel Spark: An Odd Capaci...

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Gunn & Hughes: Thom Gunn an...

2.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Harold Pinter: You Never He...

3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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True Characters: Real Peopl...

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1984
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Making Love: The Picador Bo...

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1978
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MacDiarmid

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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The Palace of Holyroodhouse

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“Our jobs, our relationships, our lives can all be taken for granted until they bore us-although if they are threatened, appreciation returns quickly enough. Sexual conquest is also subject to this rule. But the personal relationship we have with someone we love has strong subconscious and underpinning-like a mother’s feeling for her baby. This is why ‘What many women cannot give, one woman can’. Having said which, it is necessary to return to the basic fact that, for the male, there is always an element of ‘conquest’ in sexual fulfillment. There is probably an element of conquest in a woman’s attitude to the male, but it is of a different kind. If she feels, of the man who is making love to her, ‘He’s mine’, it is because she feels that he now belongs to her. Before that, he was fair game to all the females in the world; now she has him pinned down. He has become her property-hopefully. This attitude-although it certainly can exist in a man- is certainly less typical of the male. He feels that the world is full of beddable girls who are inaccessible to him for various reasons, but at least he’s got this one undressed…”
Alan Norman Bold, The Sexual Dimension in Literature

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