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The Robert Burns Collection: Selected Criticism

Guide to the Robert Burns Collection at L. Tom Perry Special Collections


These lists include monographs only, though the Burns Collection has many copies of individual essays and journal articles dealing with Burns and his works. These articles can be found through a search of the library catalog.

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Selected Criticism

First review of Burns’ Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect in The Lounger no. 97 (1786). Edinburgh: Printed for W. Creech, [1787].

    Call number: Burns Collection Quarto PR 1 .L681 nos. 1-101

Wordsworth, William. A letter to a friend of Robert Burns. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816. Signed presentation copy to Thomas Charles Rice.

    Call number: Vault Collection 821.716 L863 1816

Carlyle, Thomas. Robert Burns: from his fifth lecture on “Heroes and hero worship.” In New-Yorker vol. XI no. 6 (April 24, 1841).

    Call number: Burns Collection Quarto PR 4331 .C322 1841

Gairdner, M. S. Burns: an inquiry into certain aspects of his life and character and the moral influence of his poetry. London: Elliot Stock, 1886.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4338 .G3 1886

Ross, John D., ed. Early critical reviews on Robert Burns. Glasgow; Edinburgh: William Hodge & Co., 1900. Presentation copy to Andrew Munro, Esq.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4338 .R6 1900

MacDiarmid, Hugh. Burns today and tomorrow. Edinburgh: Castle Wynd Printers, 1959. Signed limited edition of 25; BYU copy is no. 16.

    Call number: Burns Collection 4331 .M342 1959

McGuirk, Carol, ed. Critical essays on Robert Burns. New York: GK Hall; London: Prentice Hall International, 1998.

    Call number: Burns Collection 4338 .C84 1998

Noble, Andrew, and Patrick Scott Hogg, eds. The Canongate Burns. Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd., 2001.

    Call number: Burns Collection 4301 .N62 2001 v. 1-2

McIlvanney, Liam. Burns the Radical: poetry and politics in eighteenth-century Scotland. East Linton: Tuckwell, 2002.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4342 .P64 M36 2002

Carruthers, Gerard. The Edinburgh companion to Robert Burns. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.

    Call number: Burns Collection PR 4338 .E35 2009

Pittock, Murray, ed. Robert Burns in global culture. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011.

      Call number: Burns Collection PR 4338 .R555 2011

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