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Apollos of the North: The Selected Poems of George Buchanan and Arthur Johnston

Apollos of the North: The Selected Poems of George Buchanan and Arthur Johnston (Paperback)

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George Buchanan had an eventful career. Tutor to Mary, Queen of Scots, and James VI, imprisoned and tortured by the Inquisition in Portugal, teacher of Montaigne in France and a leader of the Scottish Reformation, Buchanan was regarded throughout 16th century Europe as the greatest poet of his age. His poetry ranges from satire to celebration, from elegy to devotional verse, and is full of wit. However, his choice of Latin as a medium has distanced readers from his work, and his poetry, celebrated across all of Europe during the Renaissance, is now rarely read. Here, for the first time ever, Polygon presents a selection of Buchanan's work, translated and accompanied by the work of Arthur Johnston, a great admirer and contemporary of Buchanan's, and a fellow Scot. Johnston is regarded as Scotland's finest Renaissance Latin poet, after Buchanan, but again his work is little known. Both these poets are internationally-minded writers whose vivacity, strength and inventiveness deserve a modern audience.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Birlinn General Publication Date: 22/06/2006 ISBN-13: 9781904598817  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Poet and critic Robert Crawford was born in Lanarkshire in 1959 and educated at Glasgow and Oxford. He has won a number of prizes both for his poetry and critical works. Four of his poetry collections have been Poetry Book Society Recommendations and he was one of twenty poets selected for the Poetry Society's 'New Generation Poets' in 1994. He is currently professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St Andrews University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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