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Crawford, Robert 1959-

Works: 57 works in 316 publications in 4 languages and 12,904 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3509.L43, 821.6
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Most widely held works by Robert Crawford
The bard : Robert Burns, a biography by Robert Crawford( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No writer is more charismatic than Robert Burns. Wonderfully readable, The Bard catches Burns's energy, brilliance, and radicalism as never before. To his international admirers he was a genius, a hero, a warm-hearted friend; yet to the mother of one of his lovers he was a wastrel, to a fellow poet he was "sprung ... from raking of dung," and to his political enemies a "traitor." Drawing on a surprising number of untapped sources - from rediscovered poetry by Burns to manuscript journals, correspondence, and oratory by his contemporaries - this new biography presents the remarkable life, loves, and struggles of the great poet." "Inspired by the American and French Revolutions and molded by the Scottish Enlightenment, Burns was in several senses the first of the major Romantics. With a poet's insight and a shrewd sense of human drama, Robert Crawford outlines how Burns combined a childhood steeped in the peasant song-culture of rural Scotland with a consummate linguistic artistry to become not only the world's most popular love poet but also the controversial master poet of modern democracy." "Written with accessible elan and nuanced attention to Burns's poems and letters, The Bard is the story of an extraordinary man fighting to maintain a sly sense of integrity in the face of overwhelming pressures. This incisive biography startlingly demonstrates why the life and work of Scotland's greatest poet still compel the attention of the world a quarter of a millennium after his birth."--Jacket
The savage and the city in the work of T.S. Eliot by Robert Crawford( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Eliot : from St. Louis to The Waste Land by Robert Crawford( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biography of T. S. Eliot from his birth in St. Louis in 1888 to his publication of The Waste Land in 1922."
Devolving English literature by Robert Crawford( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devolving English Literature makes a major contribution to the current debates regarding English-speaking literary culture and the participation in it of non-English speakers, arguing accessibly and clearly for devolutionary readings alert to nuances of cultural difference
The new Penguin book of Scottish verse( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Penguin Book of Scottish Verse is the first anthology ever to offer a view over the entire history of Scottish poetry, extending from the sixth to the end of the twentieth century, and representing each of its stylistic currents with clarity and verve." "Readers will find here the cornerstones of a poetic tradition which predates the Scottish nation. There are selections from the medieval makars Robert Henryson and William Dunbar, and a representation of the remarkable folk literature known as the Border Ballads. The work of acknowledged masters such as Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson, and, in the twentieth century, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean and Norman MacCaig, is augmented by that of neglected and unknown writers. The book concludes with selections from Scotland's contemporary poets, including Douglas Dunn, Kathleen Jamie and Don Paterson." "Throughout the volume, poetry in Gaelic, Latin and other languages is given in parallel text; poems in Scots are fully glossed."--Jacket
The modern poet : poetry, academia, and knowledge since the 1750s by Robert Crawford( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addressed to all readers of poetry, this is a wide-ranging book about the poet's role throughout the last three centuries. It argues that a conception of the poet as both primitive and sophisticated emerged in the 1750s. Ever since English literary works became the focus of university studies, classroom discussion has shaped attitudes towards verse. Whether considering Ossian and the Romantics, Victorian scholar-gipsies, Modernist poetries of knowledge, or contemporary poetry in Britain, Ireland, and America, The Modern Poet shows how many successive generations of poets have needed to collaborate and to battle with academia."--Jacket
Robert Burns and cultural authority by Robert Crawford( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifying poets : self and territory in twentieth-century poetry by Robert Crawford( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking study examines the way twentieth-century poets identify themselves with particular territories, constructing and reconstructing territorial identities
The Scottish invention of English literature by Robert Crawford( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best laid schemes : selected poetry and prose of Robert Burns by Robert Burns( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of the library : a cultural history by Alice Crawford( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination. Generously illustrated, "The Meaning of the Library" examines this key institution of Western culture. Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, contributors -- including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust -- present a cultural history of the library. Whether relishing an account of the Alexandrian Library or a look at the stylish railway libraries of nineteenth-century England, readers will find a survey of the library through time. Here, too, are the imagined libraries of fiction, poetry, and film, from Scheherazade's stories to "The Name of the Rose" and beyond
Contemporary poetry and contemporary science( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays and poems show that poetry and science are both forms of discovery. Though they can disagree, what is most provocative and exciting is just how often poets and scientists agree. Contributors include bestselling psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison, astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, and poets Paul Muldoon and Simon Armitage. - ;A unique collaboration between leading poets and scientists, Contemporary Poetry and Contemporary Science demonstrates through its form, and through practice as well as reflection, that poetry and science can meet with productive results. Crossing between di
The Penguin book of poetry from Britain and Ireland since 1945( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland's books : a history of Scottish literature by Robert Crawford( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Glasgow and Edinburgh by Robert Crawford( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edinburgh and Glasgow enjoy a famously scratchy relationship. Resembling other intercity rivalries throughout the world, from Madrid and Barcelona, to Moscow and St. Petersburg, to Beijing and Shanghai, Scotland's sparring metropolises just happen to be much smaller and closer together--like twin stars orbiting a common axis. Yet their size belies their world-historical importance as cultural and commercial capitals of the British Empire, and the mere forty miles between their city centers does not diminish their stubbornly individual nature. Robert Crawford dares to bring both cities to life between the covers of one book. His story of the fluctuating fortunes of each city is animated by the one-upping that has been entrenched since the eighteenth century, when Edinburgh lost parliamentary sovereignty and took on its proud wistfulness, while Glasgow came into its industrial promise and defiance. Using landmarks and individuals as gateways to their character and past, this tale of two cities mixes novelty and familiarity just as Scotland's capital and its largest city do. Crawford gives us Adam Smith and Walter Scott, the Scottish Enlightenment and the School of Art, but also tiny apartments, a poetry library, Spanish Civil War volunteers, and the nineteenth-century entrepreneur Maria Theresa Short. We see Glasgow's best-known street through the eyes of a Victorian child, and Edinburgh University as it appeared to Charles Darwin. Crawford's literary detailed account affirms what people from Glasgow or Edinburgh have long doubted--that it is possible to love both cities at the same time
The Arts of Alasdair Gray( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Douglas Dunn( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About Edwin Morgan( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liz Lochhead's voices( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bannockburns : Scottish independence and literary imagination, 1314-2014 by Robert Crawford( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet and critic Robert Crawford explores in eloquent detail the literary-cultural background to Scottish nationalism in the lead-up to the referendum on independence for Scotland from the United Kingdom in September 2014. He begins with the totemic Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, in which the Scots routed the English and preserved their independence until the two nations' parliaments united in 1707. Paying particular attention to Robert Burns and continuing up to the present day, he examines how writers have set out in poetry, fiction, plays and on film the ideal of Scottish independence. Publication coincides with the 700-year anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn
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The bard : Robert Burns, a biography
Alternative Names
Crawford, Robert

Robert Crawford Scottish poet, scholar and critic

The savage and the city in the work of T.S. EliotDevolving English literatureThe new Penguin book of Scottish verseThe modern poet : poetry, academia, and knowledge since the 1750sRobert Burns and cultural authorityThe Scottish invention of English literatureThe best laid schemes : selected poetry and prose of Robert BurnsContemporary poetry and contemporary science