The Smoky Smirr O Rain: A Scots Anthology

The Smoky Smirr O Rain: A Scots Anthology



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This packed anthology contains a vast selection of literature in Scots. From the Renaissance makars to contemporary authors, together with work in translation from a number of different languages, it gathers into one volume writers as diverse as Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, Robert Fergusson, Robert Burns, Jean Elliot, Walter Scott, Hugh MacDiarmid, Liz Lochead, Charles Baudelaire and Feodor Dostoevsky, as well as some of the finest anonymous ballads and songs ever composed.

Arranged thematically into topics such as love, home, death, jealousy, pride, ambition, freedom, work and play, it gives teachers and students immense scope both for comparative analysis and exploration of the main concerns of individual authors. It is, therefore, not only a major contribution to the study of Scots literature but a fascinating and enjoyable tour through some of the greatest writing Scotland has ever produced.

Ideal for both students at upper secondary level and beyond, as well as anyone wishing to indulge in the best in Scottish literature.

Product Details

Published: 8th December 2003
Format: Paperback 234x153 mm
Extent: 192 pages
ISBN: 9781902927817


Matthew Fitt is a published novelist and poet. He is the co-founder of the award-winning imprint, Itchy Coo. Matthew regularly visits schools as a children’s author and leads creative writing workshops for aspiring young writers. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of Scots language education. He has delivered training for teachers in every local authority in Scotland


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