Spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day, an anthology of Scottish poetry includes works in three languages--English, Scots, and Gaelic--by such notables as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hugh MacDiarmid, ...
Author: Gerard Carruthers
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day, an anthology of Scottish poetry includes works in three languages--English, Scots, and Gaelic--by such notables as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hugh MacDiarmid, Muriel Spark, and other lesser known authors, all organized by theme.
An inspiring anthology of the best of Scottish poetry to keep you company for every day of your life.
Author: Gaby Morgan
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
An inspiring anthology of the best of Scottish poetry to keep you company for every day of your life.A Scottish Poem for Every Day of the Year is a glorious collection of 366 poems compiled by Gaby Morgan. Reflecting the changing seasons and marking key dates in the Scottish calendar - from Burns Night to the Edinburgh Hogmanay - these poems are powerful, thoughtful, and will give you a new reason to love Scotland every day of the year.This collection is bursting at the seams with the strongest voices in Scottish poetry: Robert Burns, George Mackay Brown and Sir Walter Scott sit alongside Liz Lockhead, Don Paterson and Jackie Kay to deliver magic on every page that lasts a whole year!
A selection of the best poems written by those born or settled in Scotland, or the earlier territory known as Scotland, from the sixth century to the twenty-first.
Author: Robert Crawford
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Category: Literary Collections
The Penguin Book of Scottish Verse is the first anthology ever to offer a view over the entire history of Scottish history, extending from the 6th century to the end of the 20th, and representing each of its stylistic currents with clarity and verve. Acknowledged masters such as Robert Burns and Don Paterson are well represented, their work augmented by that of neglected and unknown writers ... With its comprehensive, lively introduction, this unique anthology--mingling Highland and Lowland, the religious and the profane, poems by kings and crofters--is the definitive guide to the whole poetry of Scotland. --Penguin Press.
Author: Alexander McCall SmithPublish On: 2020-04-09
Each poem, handpicked by Alexander McCall Smith, leads the reader from one poem to the another. Intimate in tone, the editor shares the pleasure he finds in these poems through short epigraphs written for each piece.
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
A poem does not have to be famous to be cherished. The best-known poems of Robert Burns have been loved by countless people over the years, but there are other poems that may be largely unknown that will mean a great deal to the few who are familiar with them. This anthology is a personal curation and not just a simple collection of poems. Each poem, handpicked by Alexander McCall Smith, leads the reader from one poem to the another. Intimate in tone, the editor shares the pleasure he finds in these poems through short epigraphs written for each piece.
Studying Scottish poetry is an essential element of the Higher Still English course and this book is written with the express purpose of preparing students for this part of the exam.
Author: Maureen Brown
Publisher: Hodder Gibson
Category: English poetry
Studying Scottish poetry is an essential element of the Higher Still English course. This practical guide to studying poetry covers the compulsory Scottish element of Unit 2: Literary Study, Outcome 2 which requires students to respond to seen imaginative texts.
Author: Lindsay Maurice LindsayPublish On: 2019-08-05
Acknowledgements The editors thank the staff of the Scottish Poetry Library, in
particular Lizzie MacGregor, for all the help offered to them in the course of their
researches; Dr Derick Thomson for his guidance on the Gaelic component of the
Author: Lindsay Maurice Lindsay
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Selected for the pleasure and interest they offer these 400 or so poems from more than 150 poets span the entire century. While the major figures - MacDiarmid pre-eminently, and others such as Norman MacCaig, Iain Crichton Smith, and George Mackay Brown - are generously represented, there are many other voices, from the master balladeer of the Yukon, Robert Service, to the internationally-known psychiatrist R D Laing, the distinguished economist Sir Alec Cairncross, and the troubled but deeply eloquent Rayne Mackinnon. Women are given due prominence. Readers unfamiliar with Helen Adam will experience a frisson at the sexual tensions of her ballad-poems while Naomi Mitchison reveals her intimate self. The admirable Marion Angus, Violet Jacob, and Helen B Cruickshank show their talents, while contemporary poets Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy, Janet Paisley, Jackie Kay, and many others, are well represented.In a century of unprecedented change, the poems also act as a commentary on their times - and Scotland's war poets such as Charles Hamilton Sorley and Hamish Henderson, with their anger and eloquence, are included. With its lively engagement with the real world as well as the world of private creativity, this anthology will contribute to an ongoing sense of Scottish cultural identity.Key Features* Includes more than 400 poems (compared to the 300 in the Faber volume)* Represents more than 150 poets (compared to the 70 or so in the Faber volume)* EUP's anthology spans the entire C20th century (while the Faber volume was published in the early 1990s)* The EUP volume includes more women poets than the Faber volume * The EUP volume is alphabetically arranged for ease of use (compared to the chronological arrangement of the Faber volume)* The EUP anthology includes biographjcal notes on each of the poets (which the Faber volume does not have)
Indolence, Rule Britannia. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
Author: J. Ross
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from The Book of Scottish Poems: Ancient and Modern Having prefaced the subject by an Historical Introduction, the Editor has here simply to indicate some of the principles to which he has adhered, and the considerations by which he has been inﬂuenced in the practical carrying out of the prospectus in which this exposition of the Poetry of Scotland was announced. To exhibit Scottish poetry as an exponent of the breadth and depth of the national character, was laid down as the leading aim of the work. But while holding that its inﬂuence as a purifying, con solidating, and consecrating element is the main use of national poetry, and that this consideration, from a general and popular point of view, should govern his treatment of it, the Editor has not been indifferent to its linguistic bearings. In the selection of poems and specimens, simplicity, adherence to nature, and the predominance of character, are features to which due deference has been paid; but no rigid rule, dispensing with the con stant exercise of the judgment, was adopted. Poetical merit has been the leading consideration, but the space given to each author is not to be taken as our estimate of their relative merits, for in the cases of Burns, Scott, and Campbell, their unmutilated popularity is our reason for giving them a merely formal recognition. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
What does exist - the Scottish Arts Council with its writer ' s bursaries , the
Edinburgh Book Festival with its readings , and the Scottish Poetry Library with its
events , outreach programmes and mobile lending library - are all initiatives
Author: Bill Bell
Publisher: Edinburgh History of Scotland
The early part of the period covered by this volume marked the centrality of the book as a vehicle of communication. The later part of the period witnesses the book's decline as a mass medium, although it retains a high cultural value in contemporary society.
This collection of new essays offers the first sustained comparison of modern Irish and Scottish poetry, featuring close readings of texts within broad historical and political contextualisation.
Author: Peter Mackay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The comparative study of the literatures of Ireland and Scotland has emerged as a distinct and buoyant field in recent years. This collection of new essays offers the first sustained comparison of modern Irish and Scottish poetry, featuring close readings of texts within broad historical and political contextualisation. Playing on influences, crossovers, connections, disconnections and differences, the 'affinities' and 'opposites' traced in this book cross both Irish and Scottish poetry in many directions. Contributors include major scholars of the new 'archipelagic' approach, as well as leading Irish and Scottish poets providing important insights into current creative practice. Poets discussed include W. B. Yeats, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Louis MacNeice, Edwin Morgan, Douglas Dunn, Seamus Heaney, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, Nuala ni Dhomhnaill, Don Paterson and Kathleen Jamie. This book is a major contribution to our understanding of poetry from these islands in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Those seeking memorable words for their ceremonies of marriage or commitment, or simply want to take delight in an anthology of love poems, will find in this collection old favourites and brand new poems, in English, Scots and Gaelic, all ...
Author: Lizzie MacGregor
Those seeking memorable words for their ceremonies of marriage or commitment, or simply want to take delight in an anthology of love poems, will find in this collection old favourites and brand new poems, in English, Scots and Gaelic, all with a Scottish flavour.
From "The Twa Dogs" to "Death and Doctor Hornbook," this colorful collection is a pure delight.
Author: Robert Burns
Let other poets raise a fracas 'Bout vines, an' wines, an' drucken Bacchus, An' crabbit names an' stories wrack us, An' grate our lug: I sing the juice Scotch bear can mak us, In glass or jug. --from "Scotch Drink" Robert Burns, the son of a tenant farmer in Ayshire, Scotland, endured great hardship before emerging as a poet and songwriter in his native dialect, as well as in English. This "Bard of Scotland" caught the spirit of his country, as these 23 verses and songs so vividly show. Though his works frequently focused on two of his greatest pleasures--women and Scotch--he also found inspiration in local subjects. His "Tam O'Shanter" is one of the finest examples of narrative verse ever written: it vividly evokes the Scottish landscape and weather, the native inns and native folk, all while telling a compelling, almost supernatural story of the drunken Tam. From "The Twa Dogs" to "Death and Doctor Hornbook," this colorful collection is a pure delight.