Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns (Annotated)

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Independently Published, 29 gen 2020 - 553 pagine
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Differentiated book* It has a historical context with research of the time-Robert Burns was born on January 25, 1759 in the town of Alloway, two miles south of Ayr. His parents, Willian Burnes [s] and Agnes Broun, were tenant farmers, but they made sure their son received a relatively good education and began to read greedily. The works of Alexander Pope, Henry Mackenzie and Laurence Sterne triggered the poetic impulse of Burns and relations with the opposite sex served as inspiration. I bet Nell, for Nellie Kilpatrick, was her first song. The hard physical work on the family farm made a dent in the young Burns, who increasingly focused their attention on the passions of poetry, nature, drink and women that would characterize the rest of his life.He fathered twins with the eventual wife Jean Armor, but a break in their relationship almost led Burns to emigrate to the West Indies with his lover Mary Campbell (his Highland Mary). Mary's sudden death and the sensational success of her first published collection of verses kept him in Scotland. With only 27 years, Burns had already become famous throughout the country with poems such as To a Louse, To a Mouse and The Cotter's Saturday Night.

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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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