Watson, Harry D.
About the author: Harry Watson works at Edinburgh University as a senior editor of the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue. A graduate of Edinburgh and London universities, he has also taught English in Sweden and Germany, and is the author of many ar2000 0-7734-7527-3
William Tennant (1784-1848) has been called ‘the most original Scottish poet of his period’. This book remedies the neglect Tennant has suffered in comparison with his more famous contemporaries. His poetic oeuvre is re-evaluated and his often intensely localized characters and setting are explained and contextualized. Tennant’s many prose essays, translations and linguistic works are also reviewed, often for the first time, resulting in the most complete account to date of this undeservedly forgotten Scottish man of letters.