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Dirt & deity : a life of Robert Burns, Ian McIntyre

Label
Dirt & deity : a life of Robert Burns
Title
Dirt & deity
Title remainder
a life of Robert Burns
Statement of responsibility
Ian McIntyre
Title variation
  • Dirt and deity
  • Life of Robert Burns
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ian McIntyre's biography, published to mark the bicentenary of Burns's death, strips away myth and legend and explores what lies beneath. It is based meticulously on documentary and archival sources, and uses only the first-hand testimony of those who knew the man. It sets Burns in his historical context, and paints both his emotional life and his political views in vivid colours. On public matters he had no difficulty in holding simultaneously two views that were contradictory
  • In his private life he could be effortlessly in love with several women at the same time, appallingly cruel one moment, wonderfully tender the next
  • McIntyre offers a more extensive evaluation of Burns's songs and poetry than most previous biographers. He stresses the importance and quality of the satirical verse, as well as the haunting love poems for which Scotland's 'bard' is best known. In an illuminating final chapter, he examines the extraordinary ramifications assumed after the death of the poet by the Burns legend, a fantastical 'afterlife' bearing little resemblance to biographical reality
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McIntyre, Ian
Dewey number
  • 821/.6
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4331
LC item number
.M445 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burns, Robert
  • Burns, Robert
  • Burns, Robert
  • Burns, Robert
  • Burns, Robert <1759-1796>
  • Burns, Robert
  • Burns, Robert
  • Poets, Scottish
  • Poètes écossais
  • Poets, Scottish
  • Biografie
  • Poètes écossais - 18e siècle - Biographies
Label
Dirt & deity : a life of Robert Burns, Ian McIntyre
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33919098
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 461 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780002159647
Lccn
96146135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33919098
  • (OCoLC)33919098
Label
Dirt & deity : a life of Robert Burns, Ian McIntyre
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33919098
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 461 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780002159647
Lccn
96146135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33919098
  • (OCoLC)33919098

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