RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 368085137 LA English T1 The best laid schemes : selected poetry and prose of Robert Burns A1 Burns, Robert,, Crawford, Robert,, MacLachlan, C. J. M., PB Princeton University Press PP Princeton YR 2009 SN 9780691142944 0691142947 9780691142951 0691142955 AB "There are more statues of Robert Burns in the United States than there are of any American poet. Scotland's favorite poet has been loved by generations of Americans--from Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman to Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, and Bob Dylan. Now this book makes Burns's greatest poetry more accessible to American readers than ever before. Newly edited from manuscripts and early printed texts, this... collection also introduces some recently discovered verses. [It includes] a substantial selection of Burns's important prose writings, including letters and key statements about his art. Edited and annotated by acclaimed Burns biographer Robert Crawford and textual expert Christopher MacLachlan, the book also includes a substantial introduction that puts the poet in biographical, historical, and cultural context. The Best Laid Schemes demonstrates like no other collection why Burns is considered one of the world's greatest poets of love and democracy--and why he continues to entertain, move, and intrigue readers two and a half centuries after his birth."--Publisher description.