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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (8 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847671128
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847671127
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 528,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"People who find it hard to get into Robert Burns have the answer to their prayers with this book. Here are The Greatest Poems presented in a way that Burns himself would have enjoyed -- letting the poems chime and rhyme with the debates that surround us in the world today. Somebody clever once said that poetry helps you to live your life, and here is Burns at his most helpful, in conversation with a Scottish writer who loves him, Andrew O'Hagan. I think the book will change a lot of people's attitude to poetry." (Ewan McGregor)

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The way Burns sounded, his choice of words, his rhymes and metaphors,
all that collapsed the distance I expected to feel between myself and
the schoolbook poetry I encountered first at Anahorish Elementary
School...He did not fail the Muse or us or himself as one of poetry's
chosen instruments.

" (Seamus Heaney)

"O'Hagan strips away the sentimentality which continues to cling to Burn's coat-tails and offers him to us at his very best - political, passionate, incisive and expressive - with biographical and textual notes that greatly enrich the reader's experience." (Guardian)

"Picking out his favourite Burns poems, [O'Hagan] explains why each of them still matters, either personally or politically, with the lucidity one has come to expect from one of the leading Scottish essayists and novelists of his generation." (Scotsman)

"Another triumph from the imaginative folks of Canongate and their repackaging skills. Burns has not always been well-served by his publishers and this is exactly the sort of enterprise his 250th birthday next year deserves." (Herald)

"[A] highly personal anthology." (London Review of Books 2009-01-29)

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'Save this collection a place at your Burn's table.'- Guardian

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I'm very fond of this book, and this is the third format I've purchased it in (hardback for myself, paperback for lending, and now the Kindle version for portability. O'Hagan is an honest writer, and this is an honest book. His appreciation of Burns (for that's what this is) shines with a love and respect that's heartening to read. I can't quibble with his selection of poems. Obviously there are some missing favourites for me, but the poems here are universally excellent.
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I got this in time for my Burns party at the end of Jan. We had great fun reading through the poems and eating our neeps and tatties. Each poem has a little blurb to contextualise it too. A nice edition.
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With burns night ahead a good introduction in his work and a nice book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recomended 15 Dec. 2011
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This book has been an excellent introduction to Rabbie Burns for me and my family. We started celebrating Burns night (Jan. 25) a couple years ago and now have quite a few friends who wouldn't miss it. The author gives a little perspective on each poem beforehand and a decent introduction. My only complaint is that "Address to a Haggis" is not included.
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Found this book hard to get into, not what I expected.
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