Robert Burns: Poet & Revolutionist

Harry Holland, edited by Dougal McNeill

$29.99

Unfinished at the time of his death, Harry Holland’s study of Burns has remained unpublished in book form until now.

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Description

Harry Holland (1868–1933), militant socialist and the NZ Labour Party’s first leader, mixed politics with a passion for poetry. He loved the works of Burns, and drew on his life and verse as inspiration and example. Amid a hectic life fighting for left-wing causes, Holland found time to work on a study of the Scottish poet, to bring Burns to a working-class New Zealand audience.

This edition makes Holland’s study — and a selection of his own verses — accessible to a new generation of readers and students, and shows us a new aspect of the culture of the early labour movement in this country.

With its inflammatory chemistry of the passionate poet and the radical politician, this is a stirring and delightful book.

About the author

Harry Holland (1868–1933), militant socialist and the NZ Labour Party’s first leader, mixed politics with a passion for poetry.

Dougal McNeill teaches English at Victoria University. He is the author, with Charles Ferrall, of Writing the 1926 General Strike: Literature, Culture, Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and is an editor of Socialist Review.

Additional information

Dimensions 138 x 205 x 6 mm
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