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The Resource Burns the radical : poetry and politics in late eighteenth-century Scotland, Liam McIlvanney

Burns the radical : poetry and politics in late eighteenth-century Scotland, Liam McIlvanney

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Burns the radical : poetry and politics in late eighteenth-century Scotland
Title
Burns the radical
Title remainder
poetry and politics in late eighteenth-century Scotland
Statement of responsibility
Liam McIlvanney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this, the first book-length treatment of Burns's politics, Liam McIlvanney looks behind the trivialising image of the 'heav'n-taught ploughman' to uncover the intellectual context of the poet's political radicalism. McIlvanney reveals Burns as a sophisticated political poet whose work draws on a range of intellectual resources: the democratic, contractarian ideology of Scottish Presbyterianism, the English and Irish 'Real Whig' tradition, and the political theory of the Scottish Enlightenment. Throwing new light on the poet's education and his early reading, McIlvanney provides detailed new readings of Burns's major poems. The book also offers new research on Burns's links with Irish poets and radicals, providing a radical reinterpretation of the man who is coming to be recognised as the poet laureate of the radical Enlightenment."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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McIlvanney, Liam
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Politics and literature
  • Scotland
  • Political poetry, Scottish
  • Radicalism
  • Radicalism in literature
  • Burns, Robert
  • Burns, Robert
  • Burns, Robert
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Burns the radical : poetry and politics in late eighteenth-century Scotland, Liam McIlvanney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-254) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • 'First Principles in Religion and Politics': Discourses of Radicalism in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • 'Learn'd and Clark': A Radical Schooling.
  • p. 38
  • 3.
  • 'A Raucle Tongue': Early Political Poems and Satires.
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • 'My Friends, My Brothers!': Bardic Fraternity in the Kilmarnock Verse Epistles.
  • p. 97
  • 5.
  • 'A Candid, Lib'ral Band': Burns and the New Light.
  • p. 123
  • 6.
  • 'Priest-Skelping Turns': The Kirk Satires.
  • p. 145
  • 7.
  • 'The Democracy of Sex': Burns's Bawdry.
  • p. 165
  • 8.
  • 'Sacred Freedom': Later Political Poems and Songs.
  • p. 189
  • 9.
  • 'On Irish Ground': Burns and the Ulster-Scots Radical Poets.
  • p. 220
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 241
  • Index.
  • p. 255
Control code
ocm45580395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9781862321779
Lccn
2002503334
Label
Burns the radical : poetry and politics in late eighteenth-century Scotland, Liam McIlvanney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-254) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • 'First Principles in Religion and Politics': Discourses of Radicalism in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • 'Learn'd and Clark': A Radical Schooling.
  • p. 38
  • 3.
  • 'A Raucle Tongue': Early Political Poems and Satires.
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • 'My Friends, My Brothers!': Bardic Fraternity in the Kilmarnock Verse Epistles.
  • p. 97
  • 5.
  • 'A Candid, Lib'ral Band': Burns and the New Light.
  • p. 123
  • 6.
  • 'Priest-Skelping Turns': The Kirk Satires.
  • p. 145
  • 7.
  • 'The Democracy of Sex': Burns's Bawdry.
  • p. 165
  • 8.
  • 'Sacred Freedom': Later Political Poems and Songs.
  • p. 189
  • 9.
  • 'On Irish Ground': Burns and the Ulster-Scots Radical Poets.
  • p. 220
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 241
  • Index.
  • p. 255
Control code
ocm45580395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9781862321779
Lccn
2002503334

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