Beyond the Last Dragon
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Edwin Morgan (1920–2010) was Scotland’s best-loved poet since Robert Burns, and its first official Makar of modern times. Written with his full cooperation, this biography reveals for the first time his multiple identities as an academic, cultural activist, radical writer, international traveller and gay man. Exploring hitherto unknown archive sources and unpublished letters, poems and plays, it recounts his brilliant and sometimes troubled career, and movingly celebrates his astonishing creativity in the face of the ‘last dragon’, cancer.