A Red Rose Or a Satin Heart: An Anthology of Scottish Love Poems
Canongate, Jan 1, 2010 - Love poetry, English - 283 pages
Meet the romantics and the unromantics, the passionate and the fainthearted, the tragic and the comic, in all their lyrical glory. This anthology explores the full range of emotions inspired by poetry's most popular subject: love. Antonia Fraser has made a touching, inspired and wonderfully diverse selection. Poems range from the fifteenth century to the present, from ballads to sonnets to modern verse. Included alongside well-known classics by Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, are contemporary poems by Kathleen Jamie, John Burnside and Carol Ann Duffy, illuminating the ways of the heart in all its forms.
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Review: A Red Rose Or A Satin Heart: An Anthology Of Scottish Love PoemsUser Review - Sue - Goodreads
The cover of this book is fresh and inviting, a Mackintosh inspired rose decorates the front and the matt, hand-made effect cover feels nice in hand. A detailed introduction by Antonia Fraser gives a ... Read full review
Review: A Red Rose Or A Satin Heart: An Anthology Of Scottish Love PoemsUser Review - Jane - Goodreads
Excellent selection with good range of old and contemporary, well known and less well known. Arranging by topic enables readers to immediately find a poem to suit their mood. Read full review