Dirt & Deity - A Life of Robert Burns

Author(s): Ian McIntyre

Literary biography

This biography illuminates and explores the complexities and contradictions of Burns's character and personality, untangling the myth from the legend. Based on new evidence from 700 letters Burns wrote during his life, McIntyre concentrates on the circumstances of the writing of poetry itself, and paints a vivid picture of Burns's emotional and impulsive political views, the cruelty and gentleness of which he was capable, stressing the importance and the quality of the satirical poetry as well as the unforgettable love poetry immediately associated with his name.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780006387596
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Flamingo
  • : 0.381
  • : January 1997
  • : --- length: - '19.7' width: - '13' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ian McIntyre
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : good-very good
  • : 461