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Burns and other poets

Author: David Sergeant; Fiona J Stafford
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
These essays focus on Robert Burns' achievements as a poet, exploring his special place in Scottish, English and Irish literary culture. Close readings of his dialogues with earlier poets such as John Milton, Thomas Gray and Allan Ramsay, sit alongside analyses of the creative responses of his contemporaries and heirs.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Robert Burns; Robert Burns; Robert Burns
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sergeant; Fiona J Stafford
ISBN: 9780748643578 0748643575
OCLC Number: 773025783
Description: vi, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Burns and the performance of form / David Sergeant --
Burns and loyalty / Douglas Dunn --
Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson and Robert Burns / Rhona Brown --
Robert Burns's Scots poetry contemporaries / Gerard Carruthers --
'To a mouse' : Burns, power and equality / Freya Johnston --
Burns's sentiments : Gray, Milton and 'To a mountain-daisy' / Mina Gorji --
House and home in Burns's poems / Claire Lamont --
'The real language of men' : fa's speerin? Burns and the Scottish romantic vernacular / Murray Pittock --
'Merry ha'e we been' : the midnight visions of Brian Merriman and Robert Burns / Patrick Crotty --
Arcades ambo : Robert Burns and Thomas Dermody / Michael Griffin --
'Simple bards, unbroke by rules of art' : the poetic self-fashioning of Burns and Hogg / Meiko O'Halloran --
Wordsworth and Burns / Stephen Gill --
The 'ethical turn' in literary criticism : Burns and Byron / Brean Hammond --
MacDiarmid, Burnsians, and Burns's legacy / Robert Crawford --
Ireland's national bard / Bernard O'Donoghue --
The collapse of distance : Heaney's Burns and the 1990s / Fiona Stafford --
'The old second division' / Bernard O'Donoghue.
Responsibility: edited by David Sergeant and Fiona Stafford.


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