The definitive collections of poetry by Robert Burns, curated and arranged by award-winning writer Andrew O'Hagan.
The Scottish poet Robert Burns has been idolised and eulogised. He has been sainted, painted, tarted-up and toasted. He is famous as the author of 'Auld Lang Syne', and he has long been the patron saint of the heart-sore and the hung-over. But what about the poems? Beneath the cult of Burns Nights and patriotic yawps, there is the work itself, among the purest and most truthful created in any age.
This is a Burns collection like no other, introduced and arranged by novelist and essayist Andrew O'Hagan, it is a reader's edition, made for the pleasure of reading and brings Burns' work to full, riotous, colourful life.
Andrew O'Hagan was born in Scotland in 1968. He is author of The Missing and Our Fathers which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Holtby Prize for Fiction. With his second novel, Personality, he won the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. Be Near Me, was longlisted for the Booker Prize, as was his most recent novel The Illuminations. He lives in London.
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