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Description - Robert Burns by Patrick Scott Hogg

This new biography of Scotland s national poet explodes the Burns myth, replacing the ram-stam lad of popular cliche with the real, living Burns. He is revealed as a Scottish patriot of the heart, an idealist who wished for Freedom and Liberty for his beloved Scotland, but also a man who was pragmatically a British patriot who risked his life for democratic reform. n Robert Burns- The Patriot Bard, the greatest of Scotland s poets is placed within the true context of his times. He was a son of the Enlightenment, whose inspiration came from both Scottish and English poets, the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the American Revolution of Independence and the French Revolution of 1789. Burns is painted in his native colours as a highly complex, hyper-intelligent writer in both prose and poetry, not the semi-confused contradictory simpleton of previous biographies. The fascinating legend of Burns as ladies man is placed where it should be, as less important than the message of the bard. he real day-to-day Burns was irascible, stubborn-minded, independent, controversial and opinionated. His voice was always in the language of the people and his idealist vision of a better world lifted

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845964122
ISBN-10: 1845964128
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 161mm x 31mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patrick Scott Hogg

Patrick Scott Hogg is a leading Burns scholar and co-editor of a recent complete works of Robert Burns. He lives in Cumbernauld.

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