Robert Burns And Pastoral: Poetry And Improvement In Late Eighteenth-century Scotland.

Robert Burns And Pastoral: Poetry And Improvement In Late Eighteenth-century Scotland

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0198732422
  • ISBN 13: 9780198732426


Overview

Robert Burns and Pastoral is a full-scale reassessment of the writings of Robert Burns (1759-1796), arguably the most original poet writing in the British Isles between Pope and Blake, and creator of the first modern vernacular style in British poetry. Detailed study of the literary, social, and historical contexts of Burns's poetry explodes the myth of the 'Heaven-taught ploughman', revealing his poetic artfulness and critical acumen as a socialobserver, as well as his significance as a Romantic precursor.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Language: En
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Pages: 362
  • Date Published: 2015
  • Authors: Leask, Nigel