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Robert Burns

The Patriot Bard



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Robert Burns by Patrick Scott Hogg
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This new biography of Scotland s national poet explodes the Burns myth, replacing the ram-stam lad of popular cliche with the real, living Burns. He is revealed as a Scottish patriot of the heart, an idealist who wished for Freedom and Liberty for his beloved Scotland, but also a man who was pragmatically a British patriot who risked his life for democratic reform. n Robert Burns- The Patriot Bard, the greatest of Scotland s poets is placed within the true context of his times. He was a son of the Enlightenment, whose inspiration came from both Scottish and English poets, the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the American Revolution of Independence and the French Revolution of 1789. Burns is painted in his native colours as a highly complex, hyper-intelligent writer in both prose and poetry, not the semi-confused contradictory simpleton of previous biographies. The fascinating legend of Burns as ladies man is placed where it should be, as less important than the message of the bard. The real

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Patrick Scott Hogg is a leading Burns scholar and co-editor of a recent complete works of Robert Burns. He lives in Cumbernauld.
Release date Australia
November 5th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Mainstream Publishing
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