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A collection of the poems and songs of Robert Burns, with an extensive introduction on the complex social fabric of his life, explanatory notes and a full Scots glossary. It prints the poems in the order of their first appearance, giving insights into the reception of his work.
Paperback, 1017 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Canongate Books (first published 2001)
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Old-Barbarossa
Jan 04, 2010 Old-Barbarossa rated it it was amazing
The poetry and songs get 5 stars anyway, but the book as a whole is a gem.
Very good intro, then all the works in the order they were published. Very good contextual info on each poem, not so important on the love poems but very helpfull on the political ones and folk songs.
Also some work anonymously published, or now generally agreed to be by Rab, again with context and reasoning for the inclusion.
And this has all the smut you may have heard of (but may never have read) that he distributed priva
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