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Reading Robert Burns

Texts, Contexts, Transformations, 1st Edition

By Carol McGuirk


272 pages

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Hardback: 9781848935198
pub: 2014-10-01

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Robert Burns is Scotland’s greatest cultural icon. Yet, despite his continued popularity, critical work has been compromised by the myths that have built up around him. McGuirk focuses on Burns’s poems and songs, analysing his use of both vernacular Scots and literary English to provide a unique reading of his work.

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Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution

The series examines how these two intimately related genres were used to explore and disseminate new political ideas in a period of Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Revolution.

Scholars working within the disciplines of English, history, music, Celtic studies, and politics will find the series of interest, as will researchers whose wider concerns pertain to cultural history, anthropology and the history of philosophy, communication, and linguistics.

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LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh