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 heartsore and the hungover. 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, arranged and contextualised by the award-winning novelist and essayist Andrew O’Hagan. Above all, it is an accessible edition made for the pleasure of reading that brings Burns’ timeless work to full, riotous, colourful life.
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40 Sonnets by Don Paterson£10.99
This new collection from Don Paterson, his first since the Forward prize-winning Rain in 2009, is a series of forty sonnets. Some take a more traditional form, some are highly experimental, but what these poems share is a lyrical intelligence and musical gift that has been visible in his work since his first book of poems, Nil Nil, in 2009.