Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Learn more about the man, the poet. . . .
Robert Burns: Selected Poems
by Robert Burns, Carol McGuirk (Editor)
Dirt & Deity: A Life of Robert Burns
by Ian McIntyre
The Burns Encyclopedia
by Maurice Lindsay
Burns Country: The Official Website
This extensive website features a mailing list, discussion board, encyclopedia and glossary of terms, and the complete works, including “A Man’s A Man For A’ That,” “Ae Fond Kiss,” “Auld Lang Syne,” “Comin thro’ The Rye,” “Duncan Gray,” “Scots Wha Hae,” “Sweet Afton,” and “Ye Jacobites By Name.” Links to a Burns biography, chronology of life events, literary criticism and analysis, and other resources are also provided.
The Robert Burns Federation
This fine resource for students and teachers features a beginner’s guide to the life and legacy of the Bard of Scotland, excerpts of letters and manuscripts, electronic texts, articles and critical analysis and commentary and a discussion forum on the poet’s importance and enduring legacy:
“Firstly, and most importantly, Burns work is the continuing story of an ordinary Scotsman, his background, his encounters, his observations & thoughts. His poems & letters give a detailed account of the life & times, culture & politics of the day, all of which are readily apparent. … Secondly, the content, quality, interpretation and variety of his work is quite remarkable.”