Sunday, August 03, 2008

Robert Burns in The News

Unseen Burns work will give the world a new view of the Bard

"PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN SONGS, letters and prose by Robert Burns will form the heart of a new collection which will cast new light on the Bard's genius.

The Sunday Herald can reveal that the University of Glasgow and Oxford University Press (OUP) are collaborating to produce the most comprehensive collection of Burns's work ever compiled.

In what will be a 10 to 15-year project, the Bard's work is being re-edited from scratch by prominent academics. The work will begin next year and will coincide with celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of Burns's birth.

Dr Gerard Carruthers, director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow, said the project will 'cast a new light on Burns', and added that Glasgow was an opportune place to begin such a venture."

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