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Before Burns

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These are Scots poems and songs from the eighteenth century which created a literary tradition of vernacular directness which Burns drew upon and shared. Before Burns includes a substantial selection from the work of Allan Ramsay and Robert Fergusson (Burns's 'elder brother in the muse'), as well as a wider selection from the men and women writers whose good humoured accessibility so characterised the poetry of their time. Christopher MacLachlan's introduction puts these works in perspective and makes a case for a linguistic confidence, rather than an insecurity, in their vigorous use of both English and Scots.

Author Biography

Christopher MacLachlan attended Trinity Academy, Edinburgh and received an MA(Hons) and PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He is teaching at the University of St Andrews.
Release date NZ
April 18th, 2002
Contributor
Edited by Christopher MacLachlan
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Canongate Classics
Pages
360
Dimensions
126x196x21
ISBN-13
9781841952536
Product ID
1695970

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