• Dr Mark Perkins FRSA deposited Tam o’ Shanter: A New Translation in the group Group logo of English LiteratureEnglish Literature on Humanities Commons 2 years, 1 month ago

    Tam o’ Shanter, a great narrative poem written by Roberts Burns, is written in Scots and as such is difficult to access by standard English speakers and non-natives alike. Old Norse influences form an essential part of the fabric of Tam, and the poem can only be fully understood when these are identified and described. This article presents a new translation designed to preserve the genius of Tam as a work of art with lexical and structural equivalences worthy of the original and points out some passages particularly challenging to the translator.