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    Scottish Poems
    by Gerard Carruthers

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    • Author: Gerard Carruthers
    • Genres: poetry, scotland
    • Release date: January 6, 2009
    • ISBN: 9780307269713 (030726971X)
    • Publisher: Everyman’s Library
    • Format: hardcover, 256 pages
    • Language: english
    • Places: Scotland

    About The Book

    In time for Burns Night (the annual celebration of Scottish culture that takes place on January 25, the birthday of Robert Burns) — a sweeping literary tour of Scotland from the Middle Ages to the present, the only single-volume collection of Scottish poetry currently available.

    Scottish poetry has a long and distinguished history in three languages — English, Scots, and Gaelic — and all are well represented here. The most renowned and beloved poets — Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hugh MacDiarmid, and Muriel Spark among them — mingle with their lesser-known but equally distinctive compatriots, including many of those who have emerged from the recent Scottish poetry renaissance. The poems are organized by theme: from matters of the heart to subjects spiritual and philosophical to the poetry of place. All of the verse is marked by a characteristic energy, wit, satire, and passionate lyrical intensity, and all demonstrates the power of art that proudly emanates from, but is never limited by, the place of its birth.

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