Scottish Poems

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Scottish Poems
  • Gerard Carruthers
  • English
  • 09 September 2017
  • 030726971X

About the Author: Gerard Carruthers

Gerard Carruthers holds the Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow.He is General Editor of the Oxford University Press Edition of the Works of Robert Burns and has published fifteen books and over one hundred academic articles and essays He works on literature from the 1690s to the 20th century, with particular interests in the long eighteenth century in Scotland, textual editing and book history He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


Scottish PoemsIn Time For Burns Night The Annual Celebration Of Scottish Culture That Takes Place On January , 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 AvailableScottish 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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10 thoughts on “Scottish Poems

  1. Jessie says:

    It s always hard to say something cohesive about a poetry collection, and even harder to do so about an anthology I really enjoyed the Scotland theme running throughout the book It was nicely divided into four chapters, all with a different theme My favourite chapter was definitely the personal matters poetry This anthology really gave me some home sickness for Scotland If felt so decadent in scottishness that I gladly lost myself in it for a couple of hours If you re in the mood for so It s always hard to say something cohesive about a poetry collection, and even harder to do so about an anthology I really enjoyed the Scotland theme running throughout the book It was nicely divided into four chapters, all with a different theme My favourite chapter was definitely the personal matters poetry This anthology really gave me some home sickness for Scotland If felt so decadent in scottishness that I gladly lost myself in it for a couple of hours If you re in the mood for some Scottish pride and some lovely poetry, definitely pick up this one bonus points for the beautiful cover

  2. Mary Beth says:

    Overall a decent collection, though I didn t love some themodern poems they included I m rarely disappointed with Everyman s selections It feels wrong to not read some of these in my best attempt at a Scottish accent You have to at least mentally read most of them in that way to enjoy the rhythm and rhymesfully.

  3. Amanda Perry says:

    It s a good collection, but I wished it were organized differently it s in three sections, and then chronologically within those sections, but I would ve rather seen old and new poetry mixed up a bit .

  4. Anne Earney says:

    I enjoyed some of these poems and overall they evoked a feeling of Scottish thinking, life and landscape, but I had a difficult time with the ones written in Scots I enjoyed the Burns poems most and probably should have just bought a collection of his work, but I didn t know.

  5. Lori Shuman says:

    Going to have to put this one down I just can t read itpoetry is not my strong suit and this one is too difficult for me Also some are in Scots and even with the glossary, I don t understand anything I am sure this is a good collection and I read nonfiction a lot, but it needs to be just a tadenjoyable