Simmer Ootin and Other Scots Writings – Douglas Kynoch
Simmer Ootin and other Scots writings features a variety of poetry and prose, both comic and serious, largely written in a form of North-east rural Scots, though the authorâ€™s Aberdeen city tongue is also represented.
The title piece, Simmer Ootin, Douglas Kynochâ€™s most ambitious work to date, sensitively compares todayâ€™s countryside in the Parish of Premnay with that of the 1940s, while The Pinter humorously sends up the art-world. Other verses recall childhood, including a picture of school life conveyed in portraits of some kenspeckle schoolmasters. Thereâ€™s a tribute to the late Aberdeen poet Alec Scott, reflections on church life and a study of the devastating nature of dementia. As well as Scots renderings of psalms and original carols, there are also translations of work by French authors and of well-known poems by Robert Frost and Edward Thomas.
Douglas Kynoch is the author of the Scottish best-seller Teach Yourself Doric and of the popular sequel, Doric for Swots.
Poetry and short fiction
Demy paperback 216 x 138
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