Selected Poems Robert Burns (Penguin Popular Classics) (English and Spanish Edition)

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This selection gives equal weight to the two aspects of Robert Burns's reputation, as a lyricist and as a much-loved Scottish poet. Placing works in probable order of composition, it includes lyrics to his most well known songs, such as the nostalgic "Auld Lang Syne", the romantic "A Red, Red Rose", and the patriotic "Scots What Hae". As a poet, Burns wrote with deceptive simplicity and imaginative sympathy, and demonstrated enormous range - from comic dramatic monologues such as "Holy Willie's Prayer", which mocks hypocrisy, to narratives including the celebrated "Tam O' Shanter", about the ghostly visions of a drunk.

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Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It includes novels, poetry, short stories, and essays. The series is extensive and open-ended, and provides school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread. It includes writing in English from various genres and differing times. Robert Burns: Selected Poems is edited by Kenneth Brown, Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde.

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Donald A. Low studied at St Andrews and Pembroke College, Cambridge, and was Professor of English Studies at the University of Stirling. His publications on Burns include Poems in Scots and English and The Songs of Robert Burns.

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