A Night Out with Robert Burns: The Greatest Poems by Robert Burns

A Night Out with Robert Burns: The Greatest Poems by Robert Burns

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A collection of Robert Burn's poems.

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The 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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SKU GOR002795901
Title A Night Out with Robert Burns: The Greatest Poems
Author By (author) Robert Burns
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 1841959928
ISBN 13 9781841959924
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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The 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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002795901
Title A Night Out with Robert Burns: The Greatest Poems
Author By (author) Robert Burns
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 1841959928
ISBN 13 9781841959924
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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