Scottish Poems

Scottish Poems

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
In time for Burns Night (the annual celebration of Scottish culture that takes place on January 25, the birthday of Robert Burns)—a sweeping literary tour of Scotland from the Middle Ages to the present, the only single-volume collection of Scottish poetry currently available.

Scottish poetry has a long and distinguished history in three languages—English, Scots, and Gaelic—and all are well represented here. The most renowned and beloved poets—Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hugh MacDiarmid, and Muriel Spark among them—mingle with their lesser-known but equally distinctive compatriots, including many of those who have emerged from the recent Scottish poetry renaissance. The poems are organized by theme: from matters of the heart to subjects spiritual and philosophical to the poetry of place. All of the verse is marked by a characteristic energy, wit, satire, and passionate lyrical intensity, and all demonstrates the power of art that proudly emanates from, but is never limited by, the place of its birth.

Baker & Taylor
Spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day, an anthology of Scottish poetry includes works in three languages--English, Scots, and Gaelic--by such notables as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hugh MacDiarmid, Muriel Spark, and other lesser known authors, all organized by theme.

Blackwell North Amer
This sweeping literary tour of Scotland from the Middle Ages to the present gathers the best of Scottish poetry in one volume, from beloved classics to contemporary voices.
The poetic tradition in Scotland has a long and distinguished history in three languages - English, Scots, and Gaelic - and all are well represented here. The most renowned and cherished poets - Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hugh MacDiarmid, and Muriel Spark among them - mingle with their lesser-known but equally distinctive compatriots, including many of those who have emerged from the recent renaissance in Scottish poetry. The poems are organized by theme: from matters of the heart to subjects spiritual and philosophical to the poetry of place. All of the verse is marked by a characteristic energy, wit, satire, and passionate lyrical intensity, and all demonstrates the power of art that proudly emanates from, but is never limited by, the place of its birth.

Publisher: New York : Everyman's Library, c2009
ISBN: 9780307269713
030726971X
Branch Call Number: 821.008 Sco87
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Carruthers, Gerard

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