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A night out with Robert Burns : the greatest poems

Author: Robert Burns; Andrew O'Hagan
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a Burns collection like no other, one made for the pleasure of reading. The Scottish novelist and essayist Andrew O'Hagan comes into company with the poet who has mattered most to him. He selects the poems for the reader, and converses with the work, offering fragments and distilled commentary of his own." "He gives us Robert Burns at his very best - a political Burns, a poet who can name hypocrisy and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: English poetry
Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burns; Andrew O'Hagan
ISBN: 9781841959924 1841959928 9781847671127 1847671128
OCLC Number: 174130825
Language Note: Some text in Scots language.
Description: xxviii, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Andrew O'Hagan --
The Lasses --
Green Grow the Rashes --
Mary Morison --
The Belles of Mauchline --
Will Ye Go to the Indies, My Mary? --
Of A' the Airts --
My Love She's but a Lassie Yet --
Ae Fond Kiss --
Afton Water --
A Red Red Rose --
Oh Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast --
Lady Mary Ann --
A Poet's Welcome to His Love-Begotten Daughter --
Handsome Nell --
The Drinks --
Scotch Drink --
The Silver Tassie --
Tarn o' Shanter --
The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer --
Love and Liberty --
The Deil's Awa' wi' the Exciseman --
Willie Brew'd a Peck o' Maut --
Auld Lang Syne --
Address to the Unco Guid --
The Immortals --
Holy Willie's Prayer --
The Kirk of Scotland's Garland --
The Holy Fair --
Address to the Deil --
Death and Doctor Hornbook --
Epistle to a Young Friend --
Halloween --
To a Louse --
The Politics --
The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie --
The Twa Dogs --
To a Mouse --
Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation --
Robert Bruce's March to Bannockburn --
There'll Never Be Peace till Jamie Comes Hame --
Logan Braes --
I Murder Hate --
The Tree of Liberty --
The Slave's Lament --
A Man's a Man for A' That.
Responsibility: arranged by Andrew O'Hagan.

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People who find it hard to get into Robert Burns have the answer to their prayers with this book. Here are The Greatest Poems presented in a way that Burns himself would have enjoyed -- letting the Read more...

 
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