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RLS in Love

Stuart Campbell

RLS in Love by Stuart Campbell

RLS in Love makes a powerful argument for recognising Stevenson as a love poet. This unique anthology reveals a restless man constantly struggling with love and lust, invariably attracted to unobtainable or unsuitable partners, including distant relatives, older married women, servants and prostitutes. The poems are organised to reflect the three main stages in Stevenson’s emotional life: his late adolescence and early manhood characterised by a succession of trysts in the woods and dells of the Pentland hills, and encounters with working women in the Old Town brothels; his passionate but doomed relationship with Fanny Sitwell; and finally the troubled, infuriating but often ecstatic emotional journey with his wife.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781905207282
Publication Date: 15/07/2009

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Stuart Campbell
Stuart Campbell has worked as an English teacher, Advisor, Communications Lecturer, Education Manager and Consultant in the Lothians for longer than he cares to remember. He is now gainfully employed...