Robert Burns was no Harvey Weinstein, says scholar

His image was that of the “heaven-taught ploughman” whose striking dark looks saw women of all backgrounds besotted and smitten by him and his poetry.
His image was that of the “heaven-taught ploughman” whose striking dark looks saw women of all backgrounds besotted and smitten by him and his poetry.
But earlier this week Liz Lochhead, former Makar – Scotland’s national poet – claimed Robert Burns was the “Harvey Weinstein of his day”.
Lochhead, Makar from 2001-16, said while researching the poet’s work for a talk entitled “Burns and women” at the Scottish Hellenic Society later this month,... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 46
Source: Scotsman
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