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Alan Bold
British writer

Alan Bold

Alan Bold
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Intro British writer
Was Writer Poet
From United Kingdom Scotland
Field Literature
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1943, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death 1 January 1998 (aged 55 years)
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Biography

Alan Norman Bold (1943–1998) was a Scottish poet, biographer, and journalist. He was born in Edinburgh.

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.

Alan Bold married an art teacher, Alice. Their daughter Valentina is Robert Burns scholar like her father, who teaches at the University of Glasgow. A lifelong heavy drinker who dealt with the boozy life of the poet in such collections as A Pint of Bitter, Bold died after a short illness in a hospital in Kirkcaldy at the age of 54.

Publications

Poetry

  • Society Inebrious Mowat Hamilton, Edinburgh 1965
  • The Voyage, 1966
  • To Find the New Chatto and Windus, London 1967
  • A Perpetual Motion Machine Chatto and Windus, London 1969
  • The State of the Nation Chatto and Windus, London 1969
  • A Pint of Bitter Chatto and Windus, 1971
  • " The Malfeasance" Alan bold 1974

Other

  • The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse Penguin, 1970
  • Biography of Robert Burns, Pitkin Pictorials Ltd, 1973
  • Letters of Hugh MacDiarmid (edited), 1983
  • East Is West a novel, Keith Murray Publishing, 1991
  • Making Love: The Picador Book of Erotic Verse, 1978
  • Mounts of Venus: The Picador Book if Erotic Prose, 197?

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