- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd (24 Nov. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857548418
- ISBN-13: 978-1857548419
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.9 x 21.6 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,618,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Play of Gilgamesh Paperback – 24 Nov 2005
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"Edwin Morgan is the most dynamic, brilliant, free-wheeling poet around, endlessly accessible and inventive, glorious refreshment." "The Scotsman""
"Morgan's poetry has always been large, vigorous and imaginative. It has been energetic and various.' lain Crichton Smith"
"There seems no subject Morgan cannot alight upon with his effervescent art." "The Scotsman""
About the Author
Born in Glasgow in 1920, EDWIN MORGAN served for six years in the Middle East with the Royal Army Medical Corps and on his return completed his Master's degree at Glasgow University. He became Professor of English in 1975, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1980. Morgan is an adept linguist, particularly in Russian, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Hungarian. He has received a Queen's Gold Award for Poetry, the Royal Bank of Scotland Book of the Year Award in 1983, the Soros Translation Award (New York) 1985 and many other prizes. Virtual and Other Realities won the Stakis Prize for the Scottish Writer of the Year 1998.