A Night Out With Robert Burns
The Greatest PoemseBook - 2009
In A night out with Robert Burns novelist and Scottish essayist Andrew O'Hagan joins company with the poet who has mattered most to him throughout his own writing career. Organizing the poems into four overlapping categories, O'Hagan offers fragments and distilled commentary of his own, forming an ongoing dialogue between O'Hagan and the bard himself. The effect is explosive, giving us Robert Burns at his very best--a political Burns, a satirical Burns, a poet who can name hypocrisy and intolerance while always aiming directly at the human heart.
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate Books,