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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
McIntyre, Ian, 1931-
Dirt & deity.
London : HarperCollins, 1995
|Named Person:||Robert Burns; Robert Burns; Robert Burns|
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|Notes:||Maps on lining papers.|
|Description:||xvi, 461 p.,  p. of plates : ill.,ports., maps ; 24 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Dirt and deity
Life of Robert Burns
In his private life he could be effortlessly in love with several women at the same time, appallingly cruel one moment, wonderfully tender the next.
McIntyre offers a more extensive evaluation of Burns's songs and poetry than most previous biographers. He stresses the importance and quality of the satirical verse, as well as the haunting love poems for which Scotland's 'bard' is best known. In an illuminating final chapter, he examines the extraordinary ramifications assumed after the death of the poet by the Burns legend, a fantastical 'afterlife' bearing little resemblance to biographical reality.