Robert Burns

Robert Burns : A Life

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No poet has attracted such fanatical devotion as Robert Burns. He was, according to Lord Byron, a man of extremes: "tenderness, roughness - delicacy, coarseness - sentiment, sensuality - dirt and deity". Ian McIntyre's biography gives a careful analysis of Burns's songs and poetry and strips away the legend to explore what lies beneath. The figure that emerges is sharper, less idealized, perhaps more truly great, than in any previous biography.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 40mm | 557.92g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16pp b&w illustrations
  • 0141390190
  • 9780141390192

Table of contents

1759; growing up; early manhood; love and poesy; guid black prent; tangent flight; rural rides; nymph and shepherd; the return of the native; the elbow of existence; dirty ponds and yeasty barrels; incautious placeman; and this is law I will maintain; low spirits and blue devils; the dying of the light; nihil nisi verum; apotheosis.
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