Selected Poems and Songs

Selected Poems and Songs The Poetic Genius of my Country me sing the loves the joys the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my natal Soil in my native tongue Many of the poems and songs of Robert Burns are familiar

  • Title: Selected Poems and Songs
  • Author: Robert Burns Robert P. Irvine
  • ISBN: 9780199682324
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Poetic Genius of my Country me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my natal Soil, in my native tongue Many of the poems and songs of Robert Burns 1759 96 are familiar to readers the world over lyrical, acerbic, comic, bawdy, democratic They include To a Mouse , John Anderson my Jo , A red red Rose , Auld lang syne , Tam The Poetic Genius of my Country me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my natal Soil, in my native tongue Many of the poems and songs of Robert Burns 1759 96 are familiar to readers the world over lyrical, acerbic, comic, bawdy, democratic They include To a Mouse , John Anderson my Jo , A red red Rose , Auld lang syne , Tam o Shanter and many , whose vernacular energy and simple beauty have ensured lasting popularity This generous new selection offers Burns s work as it was first encountered by contemporary readers, presenting the texts in the contexts in which they were originally published It reproduces the whole of Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect published at Kilmarnock in 1786, the volume which made Burns famous and it reunites a generous selection of songs from The Scots Musical Museum and A Select Collection of Scottish Airs with their full scores Comprehensive notes describe the circumstances in which other poems and songs found their way into print, both before and after the poet s death The edition also includes some important letters, and a full glossary to explain Scots words.

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    1. This is a review of the advanced readers copy of this book.This book will be extremely difficult for the layman to read. I have taken several college level poetry classes, including one that spent several days on Burns. I still couldn't get through this book. The dialect in which Burns writes is not a dialect. It is two different languages, English and Scots, as the introduction states. Burns's ideals are admirable, I relate to them, they are applicable to our times and probably will be for time [...]

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