William Soutar

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William Soutar (1898 - 1946) was a leading poet of the Scottish Literary Renaissance. Diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in 1924, he was bedridden from 1930 and died of tuberculosis in 1946. He is also known for his journal, Diary of a Dying Man, which was was published posthumously.

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  • Art is for all — and the greatest art proves it.
    • Diary, 29 August 1932.
    • Quotation posted with the permission of the National Scottish Library, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • My life's purpose is to write poetry — but behind the poetry must be the vision of a fresh revelation for men.
    • Diary, 29th August 1932.
    • Quotation posted with the permission of the National Scottish Library, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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