A Night Out with Robert Burns
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Night Out with Robert Burns by Robert Burns
Book DescriptionThe Scottish poet Robert Burns has been idolised and eulogised. He has been sainted, painted, tarted up and toasted. He is famous as the author of 'Auld Lang Syne', and he has long since become the patron saint of the heart-sore and the hung-over. But what about the poems? Beneath the cult of Burns' Nights and patriotic yawps, there is the work itself, among the purest and most truthful created in any age. This is a Burns collection like no other: a reader's edition, made for the pleasure of reading. Novelist and Scottish essayist Andrew O'Hagan comes into company with the poet who has mattered most to him in his writing life. He selects the poems for the reader, and converses with the work, offering fragments and distilled commentary of his own. The effect is explosive, giving us Robert Burns at his very best - a political Burns, a poet who can name hypocrisy and intolerance, and point directly to the human heart.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847671127
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Burns, Paperback (November 2016)
This gorgeously packaged book in the Pocket Poets series celebrates the verse of the farm labourer-turned-poet Robert Burns, who became the voice of an entire nation, a poet who was as skilful with bawdy ballads as he was with lyrics on philosophical subjects.
Robert Burns Songs, Paperback (November 2016)
A small format gift book which is a reproduction of the popular book 'Songs Robert Burns' originally published by Collins in 1947. Selected by G.F. Maine and written by burns between 1759 and 1796.
Selected Poems and Songs, Paperback (January 2014)» View all books by Robert Burns
This volume offers Burns's work as it was first encountered by contemporary readers, presenting the texts in the contexts in which they were originally published. It includes the whole of Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (1786), a generous selection of songs with full scores, comprehensive notes, some important letters and a glossary.
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Author Biography - Robert Burns
Andrew O'Hagan was born in Scotland in 1968. He is author of The Missing and Our Fathers, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Holtby Prize for Fiction. With his second novel, Personality, he won the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His most recent novel, Be Near Me, was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Andrew O'Hagan's work is published in the London Review of Books, Daily Telegraph, the New York Review of Books and the New Yorker.
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