Tam O Shanter

A Tale by Robert Burns

By Robert Burns

Illustrator: Alexander Goudie

Format: Hardback

Tam o' Shanter is widely regarded as Robert Burns' masterpiece. This magnificent edition of the poem features the work of Alexander Goudie, one of Scotland's greatest 20th century artists, who was inspired by the poem to produce some of his most powerful and imaginative paintings, which capture all the menace and comedy of Burn's poem.

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Funny, scurrilous, chilling and gloriously inventive, Tam o' Shanter is widely regarded as Robert Burns' masterpiece. This magnificent edition of the poem features the work of Alexander Goudie, one of Scotland's greatest twentieth-century artists who, over a period of many years, was inspired by the poem to produce some of his most powerful and imaginative paintings, which capture all the menace and comedy of Burn's poem. Together with introductory essays by historian Edward Cowan, literary critic Alan Riach (both of Glasgow University) and the artist's son, Lachlan Goudie, this is the definitive edition of one of the greatest works of Scottish literature.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 18 Nov 2011
ISBN 9781780270364
Number of Pages 176

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'Deserves to be ranked among the best illustrated cycles in Scottish Art' - Sir Timothy clifford 'Alexander Goudie's Tam o'Shanter paintings represent an unparalleled achievement in 20th-century Scottish painting' - the scotsman

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