Monday, 25 January 2010

It’s coming yet for a’ that

Dante and Robert Burns ranked among his favourite poets and he would listen with great pleasure to his daughters reciting or singing the Scottish poet’s satires or ballads.

Paul Lafargue, Reminiscences of Marx, 1890


If you're at a loose end and kicking around the house killing time before your Burns Supper this evening, why not read an essay of mine from last year about James K Baxter's poetic relations with Burns?

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