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Electric Shepherd By Karl Miller

Electric Shepherd

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A biography of one of Scotland's most unusual literary figures. With no schooling after the age of seven, James Hogg struggled to write and taught himself the violin. Yet he went on to number such literary giants as Wordsworth and Walter Scott among his friends, and to become a poet and novelist.
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Electric Shepherd: A Likeness of James Hogg by Karl Miller

With no schooling after the age of seven, Hogg struggled to form his own letters and taught himself the violin to while away the lonely hours working with his flock. Yet he went on to number literary giants such as Wordsworth, Coleridge and Walter Scott among his friends and acquaintances, to become a poet and novelist and to run a short-lived literary magazine called "Spy", the tone of which proved too robust for polite Edinburgh society. Having fathered two children, he married for the first time aged 50, to a woman 20 years his junior. Karl Miller's biography restores this overlooked figure to his rightful place in the literary history of Scotland.

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About Karl Miller


Karl Miller founded the London Review of Book in 1979, and is a well known author and literary critic. His books include Dark Horses and Rebecca's Vest.

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GOR003990779
Electric Shepherd: A Likeness of James Hogg by Karl Miller
Karl Miller
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
2003-08-21
416
0571218164
9780571218165
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