© 1991

A Burns Companion

  • Authors

Part of the Literary Companions book series (LICOM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Burns in Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan Bold
      Pages 3-20
    3. Alan Bold
      Pages 21-61
    4. Alan Bold
      Pages 62-75
  3. Aspects of Burns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Alan Bold
      Pages 79-88
    3. Alan Bold
      Pages 89-99
    4. Alan Bold
      Pages 100-108
    5. Alan Bold
      Pages 109-115
    6. Alan Bold
      Pages 116-122
    7. Alan Bold
      Pages 123-132
    8. Alan Bold
      Pages 133-142
    9. Alan Bold
      Pages 143-147
  4. An Approach to Burns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Alan Bold
      Pages 151-174
  5. The Art of Burns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Alan Bold
      Pages 177-285
    3. Alan Bold
      Pages 286-312
    4. Alan Bold
      Pages 313-353

About this book


This Companion, designed as an authoritative biographical and critical guide to Burns, is in six sections. Part I places Burns in context with a Chronology, 'The Burns Circle' and a Topography. Part II looks at the Burnsian issues of religion, politics, philosophy, drink, drama and sex. Part III an essay on Burns as a poetic phenomenon, is sure to provoke debate about the relevance of Burns to his time and ours. Part IV examines twenty-five poems, eighteen verse epistles and twenty-six songs as well as commenting on the letters, political ballads and Common Place Books. A Select Bibliography (Part V) and four Appendixes (Part VI) are followed by a glossary of Scots words, and index of poems and a general index.


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