A Night Out with Robert Burns: The Greatest Poems
DescriptionThe Scottish poet Robert Burns has been idolised and eulogised. He has been sainted, painted, tarted up and toasted. In this text, Scottish essayist Andrew O'Hagan presents a collection of the poet's work.
January 01, 2009
5.0 X 0.7 X 7.8 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author
Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 in the village of Alloway near Ayr. Famously considered Scotland's national bard, his birthday is celebrated across Scotland on that very day. Born into a family of farmers, his poetry was often composed as he worked in the fields. His most famous songs and poems include To a Mouse, Tam O' Shanter and Scots Wae Hae. His works were first gathered and published in Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect in 1786. He died on 21 July 1796 aged just thirty-seven.
"O'Hagan makes the point about the universality and relevance of Burns with eloquence and economy. . . . Accessible, lightly glossed, and eruditely formatted. [There is] no better modern introduction to his work."