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THE SELECTED POEMS OF ROBERT BURNS

Edited by David Daiches
(David Daiches has been a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and Jesus College, Cambridge. He has taught at a number of other British and American universities, including Edinburgh, Chicago, Cornell and Sussex, where he was Professor of English until his retirement in 1977.)

Published 1979 Andre Deutsch Ltd, London

144 pages

h/c with price-clipped d/j - book approx 22cm x 14cm - no inscriptions - previous price written in pencil on ffep

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from d/j:

Robert Burn's best poems survive today as honest and forthright as ever...
Unfortunately, Burns had to bear the burden of being the poet laureate of Scottish sentimentality and nostalgia, and he has been endlessly quoted in misleading and stereotyped fragments, in the name of patriotism. David Daiches, himself a Scotsman, restores the balance in this collection.
The poems were chosen to reveal the full range of Burn's craft. They have been separated into five categories...
David Daiches has also provided a biography of the poet and an introduction to his work. This is a marvellously well-chosen collection of marvellous poems, and the glossary given in the margin of each poem removes the last hindrance to delight.

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