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    DescriptionRobert Burns (1759-96) was born into a farming family in Ayrshire, Scotland. The publication in 1786 of his first book, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect, made him famous overnight, and saw him feted by Edinburgh society. But Burns made no money from his writing and quickly fell on hard times, returning to farming in Dumfries and, when that failed, to work as an excise officer. He devoted his final years to poetry and the writing of Scottish songs.


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    Title
    Robert Burns
    Subtitle
    Poems Selected by Don Paterson
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Burns, Edited by Don Paterson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 119 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 95 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571226726
    ISBN 10: 0571226728
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    DC22: 821.6
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Poetry
    Publication date
    07 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. He is the author of Nil Nil (1993), winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection; God's Gift to Women (1997) - winner of both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; and Landing Light (2003), which won both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry. Rain, his most recent collection, won the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2009, the same year that he was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. He has also published versions of Antonio Machado (The Eyes, 1999) and Rainer Maria Rilke (Orpheus, 2006), as well as two collections of aphorisms. His Selected Poems appeared in 2012. Robert Burns (1759-96) was born into a farming family in Ayrshire, Scotland. The publication in 1786 of his first book, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect, made him famous overnight and saw him feted by Edinburgh society. But Burns made no money from his writing and quickly fell on hard times, returning to farming in Dumfries, and, when that failed, to work as an Excise officer. He devoted his final years to poetry and the writing of Scottish songs.