Robert Fergusson: Selected Poems

James Robertson

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Birlinn General

Published: 06-04-2007

£12.99

Acknowledged as a crucial influence on Burns, Robert Fergusson was a remarkable poet in his own right. Published to mark the 250th anniversary of Fergusson’s birth, this edition contains Fergusson’s finest poems in both Scots and English, and features an introductory essay, orthography, a section of notes and a glossary.

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Originally published in 2000 by Polygon to mark the 250th anniversary of Fergusson’s birth, this new edition contains all Fergusson’s finest poems in both Scots and English, and features a new introductory essay, revised orthography, a substantial section of notes and a glossary. Acknowledged as a crucial influence on Burns, Robert Fergusson was a remarkable poet in his own right. All his work was produced during a few brief years, delighting readers with its vigour and power. Although he wrote much verse in the then fashionable style of Augustan English, it is his Scots verse which, in its great warmth, humanity, satire, and hilarious comedy, is his enduring legacy. His work covers the whole gamut of human emotions and experience and his subject matter ranges from drunken encounters with the notorious City Guard to quieter reflections on pastoral themes. Fergusson died in 1774 at the age of only 24.

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Weight 0.288 kg
Dimensions 20 × 140 × 210 mm
Page Count 224