Cunninghame Graham


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Cunninghame Graham

R(obert) B(ontine). 1852--1936, Scottish traveller, writer, and politician, noted for his essays and short stories: first president (1928) of the Scottish Nationalist Party
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They added the name of the Earls of Glencairn - Cunninghame - to their own to create the family moniker Cunninghame Graham.
Cunninghame Graham was Conrad's senior by five years, the timbre of Conrad's letters to Graham seems to assign him the junior role.)
Como se dijo, Hudson, Cunninghame Graham y Conrad pertenecian a un mismo campo intelectual, en el que los unia ademas una identidad bicultural, identidad que Borges reclamara para si mismo.
"I take it that Jahweh was little taken up with any of his creatures, except the people who inhabited the countries from which the Aryans came." (Cunninghame Graham 1981, 62)
In a letter to Cunninghame Graham, explaining that Singleton of the Narcissus is an 'elemental force', Conrad wrote that 'Nothing can touch him but the curse of decay - the eternal decree that will extinguish the sun, the stars one by one, and in another instant shall spread a frozen darkness over the whole universe.'(18) A month later, Conrad related the theory to political ideology, implicitly addressing Cunninghame Graham's socialist views: 'The mysteries of a universe made of drops of fire and clods of mud do not concern us.' One recalls that Winnie, 'alone in London', finds that 'the whole town of marvels and mud, with its maze of streets and its mass of lights, was sunk in a hopeless night .
For the first time we have the complete surviving correspondence to Conrad from Edward Garnett, Gide, and Cunninghame Graham, and the larger part of that from F.
There are vivid portraits of contemporaries and of lesser-known near-contemporaries -- of John Maclean and Jimmy Maxton, of 'King John' MacCormick, of Roland Eugene Muirhead, of Don Roberto Cunninghame Graham, and, not least, of the poet Hugh MacDiarmid, to name but a few.
New addition Glass panel, by artist Pinkie Maclure, illustrates Cunninghame Graham short story
Cunninghame Graham, and utilized some of their descriptions in works like Nostromo.