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Smith, Iain Crichton 1928-1998

Overview
Works: 229 works in 718 publications in 4 languages and 12,309 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR6005.R58, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Iain Crichton Smith
Selected poems by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consider the lilies by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een oude Schotse vrouw omstreeks 1800 haar geboortehuis moet verlaten omdat de hertog van Sutherland het land wil gebruiken voor zijn schapenfokkerij verliest zij aanvankelijk haar gebruikelijke kalmte
The search by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trevor Griersor, a Scottish university lecturer, is spending a term in Canberra, lecturing on Scottish authors. One day a stranger phones, with garbled news of Trevor's brother Norman who vanished in Australia many years before, and has since, according to the caller, become an alcoholic and been in trouble with the police. Trevor feels overwhelmed with guilt, for having neglected his brother for so long. He imagines him penniless now, a down-and-out, drunk in the gutter; or perhaps even lying in a pauper's grave. He resolves that he must trace him, and travels to Sydney to begin his search
A field full of folk : a novel by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world, in Iain Crichton Smith's vision is a field full of folk; and one Scottish village is its microcosm. Here, the Minister wrestles with his loss of faith, and his cancer, concealing them even from his wife, but she had divined them. Mrs Berry cultivates her garden assiduously, and when Jehovah's Witnesses come quoting their texts, she tells them that the hill at the end of the village can be climbed by many paths. Old Annie has no doubts about her path: she has no use for Christianity (‘Protestants and Catholics, nothing but guns and fighting') and finds her answer in the East. On more
The tenement : a novel by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als de gewoonlijk langs elkaar heen levende, eenzame en bejaarde bewoners van een oud flatgebouw in een Schots stadje op kraamvisite zijn bij het enige jonge echtpaar uit hun flat, maakt een onverwachte gebeurtenis een abrupt einde aan het samenzijn
Collected poems by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book includes 40 years' work and proves that big themes addressed without the foil of irony acquire resonance when given a local habitation
The exiles by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr Trill in Hades & other stories by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zes verhalen waarin de leraar en de verhouding tot de leerlingen centraal staan
From bourgeois land by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love poems & elegies by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notebooks of Robinson Crusoe, and other poems by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of the wood : a novel by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>Ralph Simmons, a writer, struggles to survive a nervous breakdown that leaves him anxious, suspicious, and frightened. In the Middle of the Wood is considered by many to be Iain Crichton Smith's most remarkable achievement in prose. Like Waugh's The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, it derives directly from a phase of paranoia, which in Crichton Smith's case actually led to a spell in a mental hospital.</div>
The alien light by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Scott is asked to leave her home so the Duke can raise sheep on the land
Ends and beginnings by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leaf and the marble by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Leaf and the Marble is an extended love poem. Beginning with a holiday in Italy, the poetry is transformed by passion and place into a meditation on the founding legends of the Classical world. Dido and Aeneas play a central role, the world of nature and the world of man are sharply contrasted. Rome and its empire were founded on the denial of love: the poet's task is to write love back."--Jacket
The last summer by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My last duchess: a novel by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iain Crichton Smith's third novel is as different from his second, The Last Summer, as that was from his first, Consider the Lillies. Crichton Smith is at the height of his powers as poet and prose writer. This new work of fiction follows hard upon his Selected Poems and his volume of short stories, Survival Without Fear. Mark Simmons, aged 42, is a teacher at a training college. His wife has just walked out on him because she has found him so much less interesting than she expected the man she married to be. This event, which he has by no means expected, has jolted him into a major reassessm
New collected poems by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iain Crichton Smith's Collected Poems was awarded the Saltire Prize when it was published in 1992. This completely revised and enlarged edition includes seventy additional poems, mostly from the four books the poet published in the 1990s: Ends and Beginnings (1994), The Human Face (1996), The Leaf and The Marble (1998) and A Country for Old Men and My Canadian Uncle (2000), together with extracts from his 1971 translation of Sorley Maclean's epic Dàin do Eimhir agus Dàin Eile (Poems to Eimhir, 1943), a founding moment of modern Gaelic poetry. The new Other Matthew McGuire of the Department of S
Goodbye, Mr. Dixon by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The titular Mr Dixon is not the novel's main character but the creation of the novel's main character, Tom Spence. Spence describes himself as "an embryo novelist"; he has had the odd job -- for example, delivering mail -- but is largely without skills and has bet all on his career as a writer. Unfortunately he has "never brought a novel to a successful conclusion" never mind had one published, and, unable to live the dream, has instead dreamed it through his protagonist, Drew Dixon. His novel has ground to a halt because he has decided Dixon will "meet a girl of twenty-five or thereabouts whose entry into his world was to change his life" but has no idea how to write it. Fortuitously he meets a young woman, Ann, and, as their relationship develops we begin to sense that it will be Spence's life that is changed rather than Dixon's. As Spence's isolation ends he revisits his past, attempting to contact the mother he hasn't seen in years and returning to his old school to see the English teacher who he believes encouraged him to write. Increasingly his admiration for Dixon turns to hatred and Spence is forced to choose between life and art
 
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Alternative Names
Crichton-Smith, Iain

Crichton Smith, Iain 1928-1998

Iain Crichton Smith Brits schrijver (1928-1998)

Iain Crichton Smith Scottish poet and novelist

Iain Crichton Smith skotsk forfatter

Iain Mac a' Ghobhainn

Mac a'Ghobhainn, Iain

Mac aʹGhobhainn, Iain 1928-1998

Mac a'Ghobhainn, Iain C. 1928-

Mac a'Ghobhainn, Iain C. 1928-1998

MacaʹGhobhainn, Iain 1928-1998

Smith, Iain C.

Smith, Iain C. 1928-1998

Smith, Iain Crichton

Smith, Iain Crichton 1928-

Smith, Iain Crichton 1928-1998

Smits, Īans Kraitons, 1928-1998

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Consider the liliesCollected poemsEnds and beginningsThe leaf and the marbleNew collected poemsFivefathers : Interviews with late Twentieth-Century Scottish PoetsCollected poems