|Statement||by J.G. Lockhart ; revised and corrected from the latest text ofthe author, with new annotations and appendices by William Scott Douglas.|
|Contributions||Douglas, William Scott.|
Jun 24, · Dirt & Deity: A Life of Robert Burns Hardcover – June 1, by Ian McIntyre (Author)Cited by: 3. First published in to an unprecedented storm of protest, Catherine Carswell's The Life of Robert Burns remains the standard work on its subject. Carswell deliberately shakes the image of Burns as a romantic hero, exposing the sexual misdemeanors, drinking bouts, and waywardness, that other, more reverential, biographies choose to overlook/5(14). “Catherine Carswell’s The Life of Robert Burns is still, apart from Burns’ own account, the best.”—Alasdair Gray, The Observer, UK “It is not only an outlandishly good book, but one which raises questions about the nature of Scottish culture and cultural change.”—Sunday Times, UK5/5(1). Nov 10, · Life of Robert Burns book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This Life of the great Scottish bard is composed of two parts. The fi /5.
No poet has attracted such fanatical devotion as Robert Burns. He was, according to Lord Byron, a man of extremes: 'tenderness, roughness -- delicacy, coarseness -- sentiment, sensuality -- dirt and deity'. Ian McIntyre's biography gives a careful analysis of Burns's songs and poetry and strips away the legend to explore what lies beneath/5. Amidst the domestic chaos in Robert Burns’s life, in July , he published his first major volume of verse, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Critics praised the work, and its appeal Born: Jan 25, The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a Criticism On His Writing. to Which Are Prefixed, Some Observations On the Character and Condition of the Scottish Peasantry, Volume 4 ISBN (). May 05, · First published in to an unprecedented storm of protest, Catherine Carswell's The Life of Robert Burns remains the standard work on its subject. Carswell deliberately shakes the image of Burns as a romantic hero, exposing the sexual misdemeanors, drinking bouts, and waywardness, that other, more reverential, biographies choose to overlook.5/5(1).
Jan 21, · Robert Burns, (born January 25, , Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland—died July 21, , Dumfries, Dumfriesshire), national poet of Scotland, who wrote lyrics and songs in Scots and in English. He was also famous for his amours and his rebellion against orthodox religion and morality. Life. In just 18 short months, Burns had spent most of the wealth from his published poetry, so in he began work as an Excise Officer in Dumfries (an irony not lost on him) and resumed his. Frances Wilson, The Times " [Burns] is not easily captured, but Robert Crawford does it with an assurance and a fluency that belies the breadth of scholarship and the depth of research he has put into what he modestly describes as 'a biography.' What he has produced is much more than imeldaclyde.com by: 9. In he published Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect at nearby Kilmarnock, Scotland, and the book was a success. At this time Burns was twenty-seven, and he had written some of the most effective and biting pieces of satire (ridicule or scorn) in the language.