The Oxford Book of Scottish Verse

The Oxford Book of Scottish Verse

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This anthology spans seven centuries of Scottish verse with poems by all the major Scottish poets including William Dunbar, Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edwin Muir, Hugh MacDiarmid, Kathleen Raine, Norman MacCaig and George MacKay Brown. The editors have lain greater emphasis on verse written in Scots rather than English, and have devoted generous space to the much neglected poetry of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This is the only anthology of Scottish verse to cover such a wide time-span and is reissued in paperback in response to great popular more

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  • Paperback | 664 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 43.18mm | 439.98g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • indices
  • 019282600X
  • 9780192826008

About John MacQueen

About the Editors John MacQueen is Professor of Scottish Literature and Oral Tradition at the University of Edinburgh. Tom Scottshow more

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includes much more of the best Scottish poetry than any other anthology of Scottish verse which has been published" The Scotsman a rich and extraordinarily useful book" Times Literary Supplementshow more

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