Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns (Annotated)

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Amazon Digital Services LLC - KDP Print US, 30 mag 2020 - 554 pagine
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Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-Poems and Songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns.Robert Burns (Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland, January 25, 1759 - Ellisland, near Dumfries, July 21, 1796) is the best-known Scottish-language poet. His poem Auld Lang Syne is traditionally sung in English-speaking countries as a parting hymn. He is considered a pioneer of the romantic movement, and after his death he became a source of inspiration for the founders of liberalism and socialism. It is a cultural icon in Scotland and throughout the Scottish diaspora of the world. The celebration of his life and work became almost a national cult in the 19th and 20th centuries, in addition to having profoundly influenced Scottish literature. Son of the peasant William Burns, he was born into a humble family of farmers and began to write poetry in his adolescence, achieving its publication from 1786, but without obtaining great benefits. This motivated him not to abandon the tasks of the field, and in 1789 he obtained a position as an official of the customs service. She had 9 children with Jean Armor, dying at 37 from heart problems caused by hard work in the field. His work deals mainly with Scottish folklore themes seen from the perspective of the popular classes; addresses issues such as poverty, sexuality, sex roles or the Scottish Church.

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Recensione dell'utente  - MaowangVater - LibraryThing

What a gift Burns had for rhyme and meter. He makes it look so easy and spontaneous. The book has lots of social commentary with poems written as open letters to his contemporaries and epitaphs for ... Leggi recensione completa

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Recensione dell'utente  - Highlander99 - LibraryThing

A compendium of work by Scotland's Immortal Bard that covers everything from whiskey and haggis (great chieftain o' the puddin' race) to red roses and loves lost. I always find something new to stir the soul when I crack the covers. Highly recommended. Leggi recensione completa

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