Thomson, Derick S(mith)

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THOMSON, Derick S(mith)

THOMSON, Derick S(mith). Also writes as Ruaraidh MacThòmais. Scottish, b. 1921. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: Professor of Celtic, University of Glasgow, 1963-91 (Lecturer in Welsh, 1949-56). Editor, Gairm Quarterly, 1952-2002; President, Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1964-97. Chairman, Gaelic Books Council, 1968-91. Reader in Celtic, University of Aberdeen, 1957-63; Editor, Scottish Gaelic Studies, 1961-75. Member, Scottish Arts Council, 1975-77. Publications: The Gaelic Sources of MacPherson's Ossian, 1952; Branwen Uerch Lyr, 1961; (with J.L. Campbell) Edward Lhuyd in the Scottish Highlands, 1699-1700, 1963; (with I. Grimble) The Future of the Highlands, 1968; The Far Road and Other Poems, 1971; An Introduction to Gaelic Poetry, 1974; The New Verse in Gaelic: A Structural Analysis, 1974; Ossian Prize, 1974; The New English- Gaelic Dictionary, 1981; Creachadh na Clarsaich, 1982; Companion to Gaelic Scotland, 1983, rev. ed., 1994; Why Gaelic Matters, 1986; European Poetry in Gaelic Translation, 1990; The MacDiarmid MS Anthology, 1992; Gaelic Poetry in the Eighteenth Century, 1994. AS RUARAIDH MacTHOMAIS: An Dealbh Briste, 1951; Eadar Samhradh is Foghar, 1967; An Rathad Cian, 1970; Saorsa Agus an Iolaire, 1977; Smeur an Dochais, 1992; Meall Garbh, 1995. Address: 15 Struan Rd, Cathcart, Glasgow G44 3AT, Scotland.

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