Tam O Shanter

A Tale by Robert Burns

Robert Burns

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.
Date Published :
January 2012
Publisher :
Birlinn
Contributor(s) :
Alexander Goudie, Edward J. Cowan
Illustration :
color illustrations throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781780270364
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 8.65 X 11.4 inches
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$40.95

Overview
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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.

About The Author
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Alexander Goudie (1933 - 2004) is widely acclaimed as having been one of Scotland's finest figurative painters. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and taught there for many years before dedicating himself to his own studio work. As a portraitist his sitters included Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord, Billy Connolly and a host of other figures drawn from the worlds of politics, commerce and entertainment.

Edward J. Cowan is Professor of Scottish History at Glasgow University and Director of Glasgow University's Crichton Campus in Dumfries. Is has also worked at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Guelph, Ontario, where he was Professor of History and Chair of Scottish Studies. His books include For Freedom Alone: The Declaration of Arborath 1320 (Tuckwell, 2003), and Scottish Fairy Belief: A History (Tuckwell, 2001).

REVIEWS
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Alexander Goudie's Tam o'Shanter paintings represent an unparalleled achievement in 20th-century Scottish painting

- The Scotsman

Deserves to be ranked among the best illustrated cycles in Scottish Art

- Sir Timothy Clifford

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