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Robin Robertson - Author

About the Author

Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. His first collection won a number of prizes, including the 1997 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year Award. He recently received the 2004 E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was selected by the Poetry Book Society as one of twenty Next Generation poets.

Featured books by Robin Robertson

Hill of Doors

Hill of Doors

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2013. Charged with strangeness and beauty, Hill of Doors is a haunted and haunting book, where each successive poem seems a shape conjured from the shadows, and where the uncanny is made physically present. The collection sees the return of some familiar members of the Robertson company, including Strindberg -- heading, as usual, towards calamity -- and the shape-shifter Dionysus. Four loose retellings of stories of the Greek god form pillars for the book, alongside four short Ovid versions. Threaded through these are a series of pieces about the poet's childhood on the north-east coast, his fascination with the sea and the islands of Scotland. However, the reader will also discover a distinct new note in Robertson's austere but ravishing poetry: towards the possibility of contentment -- a house, a door, a key -- finding, at last, a 'happiness of the hand and heart'.

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Other books by Robin Robertson

Quick-Fix Vegan Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

Quick-Fix Vegan Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2011

Quick-Fix Veganprovides 150 vegan recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less of active preparation time. The recipes can be on the table and ready to eat in less than thirty minutes, with the exception of the Make-Ahead Bakes chapter which features convenient recipes that are assembled ahead of time (in less than 30 minutes) and then baked before serving. Some of the recipes include: Spicy Black Bean Hummus with Orange, Korean Hotpot, Capellini with Creamy Avocado-Herb Sauce, Moroccan Pumpkin Soup, BBQ Pinto-Portobello Sandwiches, Burmese Ginger Salad, Autumn Harvest Gratin, and Peach Creme Brulee.

Shadow'S Gift Find out Who You Really are

Shadow'S Gift Find out Who You Really are

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

Quick-Fix Vegetarian Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

Quick-Fix Vegetarian Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Featuring 150 delicious recipes, QUICK-FIX VEGETARIAN provides both novice and long-time cooks with practical and robust vegetarian dishes that can be prepared in less time than it takes to have a pizza delivered. Written by bestselling vegetarian chef Robin Robertson, QUICK-FIX VEGETARIAN is the answer for busy families who are looking for healthy food, fast. The UK market for vegetarian foods grossed over GBP670 million in 2006. Vegetarian expert Robin Robertson creates recipes such as Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas, Chipotle-Kissed Black Bean Soup, Mediterranean Orzo Salad, Beat-the-Clock Lasagne, Five-Minute Slow-Cooker Chilli, and No-Bake Oatmeal Almond Cookies for this growing consumer base. In addition, QUICK-FIX VEGETARIAN shows how to use many of the new commercial vegetarian products and includes recipe variations and tips for speedy, stress-free entertaining without sacrificing flavour or mainstream appeal.

Swithering

Swithering

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2006

WINNER OF THE 2006 FORWARD PRIZE In Scots, the verb 'swither' has two meanings: to be doubtful, to waver, to be in two minds; and to appear in shifting forms - indeterminate and volatile. From disarmingly direct poems about the end of childhood to erotically charged lyrics about the ends of desire, Robertson's powerful third collection is stalked and haunted by both senses. Hard-edged, pitch-perfect, effortlessly various, Swithering is a book of brave and black romance, locating its voice in that space where great change is an ever-present possibility. Swithering has just won the Forward Prize for Best Collection and is also shortlisted for this year's T.S. Eliot Prize.

Carb Conscious Vegetarian

Carb Conscious Vegetarian

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2005

The low-carb revolution continues to take the nation by storm. But the heavy emphasis these diets place on meats leaves vegetarians in the lurch. Now, acclaimed cookbook author, Robin Robertson offers 150 fabulous carb-conscious vegetarian recipes - meat and dairy-free dishes that banish refined carbohydrates, and bring out the best flavors from vegetables and other vegetarian ingredients. Within these pages are 150 dishes that are simple to prepare, yet offer the full rich flavors of more complicated fare. The delightful appetizers and main courses include lettuce-wrapped spring rolls with spicy peanut sauce, mushrooms stuffed with spinach and pine nuts, Moroccan vegetable tagine, and fennel and artichoke gratin with three-herb white bean pesto. Sensational stews, salads, soups, sauces, sides, and scrumptious good-for-you desserts round out the mix. At last, there's a delectably enlightened way for vegetarians - and the millions of other health-conscious individuals who want to up their fiber, and reduce their cholesterol - to reap all the benefits of a carb- conscious lifestyle.

The Beginner's Guide to Jungian Psychology

The Beginner's Guide to Jungian Psychology

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2004

Beginner's Guide to Jungian Psychology

Beginner's Guide to Jungian Psychology

Author: Robin Robertson Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2004

"e;A clear and concise statement of Jung's psychlogy in a fresh and invigorating way . . . unique contributions to Jungian psychology from the point of view of science and the very latest in scientific research."e; --John A. Sanford, Jungian analyst.

Mortification Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame

Mortification Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2004

A collection of stories from some of the world's greatest writers about their own public humiliation. Humiliation is not, of course, unique to writers. However, the world of letters does seem to offer a near-perfect micro-climate for embarrassment and shame. There is something about the conjunction of high-mindedness and low income that is inherently comic; something about the very idea of deeply private thoughts - carefully worked and honed into art over the years - being presented to a public audience of dubious strangers, that strays perilously close to tragedy. Here, in over eighty contributions, are stories about the writer's audience, the fellow readers, the organiser, the venue, the `hospitality', or the often interminable journey there and back. Then there are the experiences of teaching and being taught, reviewing and being reviewed, of festivals and writers' retreats, symposia, signing sessions, literary parties and prizes, the trips abroad, with all the attendant joys of translation and, finally, the bright worlds of television and radio that can bring so many more people to share in your shame. These are the best stories: those told against the teller. And for the reader, apart from the sheer schadenfreude of it all, there is admiration too: for that acknowledgement of human frailty, of punctured pride, but also of the seeming absurdity of trying to bring private art into the public space. Contributions from, amongst others: Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, Louis de Bernieres, Margaret Drabble, Roddy Doyle, AL Kennedy, John Lanchester, Patrick McCabe, Rick Moody, Andrew Motion, Andrew O'Hagan, Colm Toibin, Irvine Welsh, James Wood.

Slow Air

Slow Air

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2002

A Painted Field - Robin Robertson's first collection - was published in 1997 to unanimous acclaim. In language both sensuous and coolly forthright, the poems in Slow Air describe the arc of loss, the search for grace, and the radiances and shadows of the natural world - the work pitching its embattled romanticism, its lyric weight, against fear, grief and erasure. Praise for A Painted Field `A superb debut . . . darkly chiselled poems haunted by mortality and the fragility of life's pleasures' Kazuo Ishiguro, Sunday Times Books of the Year `The best new poet in Britain is Robin Robertson' Andrew O'Hagan, Independent on Sunday Books of the Year `A poetic voice of quiet yet charged maturity: lyrical and complex, transparent and gravid, it can treat both the public theme and the intensely personal with the same serenely wrought fire' William Boyd, Scotsman Books of the Year `Robin Robertson is a master of the poetic line; this is wonderful work, at once muscular and delicate, ringing with a plangent, bitter music. A marvellous debut' John Banville

Mining the Soul From the Inside out

Mining the Soul From the Inside out

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2000

A Painted Field

A Painted Field

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/1997

This prize-winning first collection introduced one of the most powerful and original new voices to come out of Scotland. In language both dense and resonant, grave and lyrical, these poems are concerned, in the end, with the fugitive nature of things: the implacable coupling of desire and sadness, beauty and loss. `A superb debut . . . darkly chiselled poems haunted by mortality and the fragility of life's pleasures' Kazuo Ishiguro, Sunday Times, Books of the Year

Chaos theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences

Chaos theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/1995

This book represents the best of the first three years of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology conferences. While chaos theory has been a topic of considerable interest in the physical and biological sciences, its applications in psychology and related fields have been obscured until recently by its complexity. Nevertheless, a small but rapidly growing community of psychologists, neurobiologists, sociologists, mathematicians, and philosophers have been coming together to discuss its implications and explore its research possibilities. Chaos theory has been termed the first authentic paradigm shift since the advent of quantum physics. Whether this is true or not, it unquestionably bears profound implications for many fields of thought. These include the cognitive analysis of the mind, the nature of personality, the dynamics of psychotherapy and counseling, understanding brain events and behavioral records, the dynamics of social organization, and the psychology of prediction. To each of these topics, chaos theory brings the perspective of dynamic self-organizing processes of exquisite complexity. Behavior, the nervous system, and social processes exhibit many of the classical characteristics of chaotic systems -- they are deterministic and globally predictable and yet do not submit to precise predictability. This volume is the first to explore ideas from chaos theory in a broad, psychological perspective. Its introduction, by the prominent neuroscientist Walter Freeman, sets the tone for diverse discussions of the role of chaos theory in behavioral research, the study of personality, psychotherapy and counseling, mathematical cognitive psychology, social organization, systems philosophy, and the understanding of the brain.

Chaos theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences

Chaos theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1995

This book represents the best of the first three years of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology conferences. While chaos theory has been a topic of considerable interest in the physical and biological sciences, its applications in psychology and related fields have been obscured until recently by its complexity. Nevertheless, a small but rapidly growing community of psychologists, neurobiologists, sociologists, mathematicians, and philosophers have been coming together to discuss its implications and explore its research possibilities. Chaos theory has been termed the first authentic paradigm shift since the advent of quantum physics. Whether this is true or not, it unquestionably bears profound implications for many fields of thought. These include the cognitive analysis of the mind, the nature of personality, the dynamics of psychotherapy and counseling, understanding brain events and behavioral records, the dynamics of social organization, and the psychology of prediction. To each of these topics, chaos theory brings the perspective of dynamic self-organizing processes of exquisite complexity. Behavior, the nervous system, and social processes exhibit many of the classical characteristics of chaotic systems -- they are deterministic and globally predictable and yet do not submit to precise predictability. This volume is the first to explore ideas from chaos theory in a broad, psychological perspective. Its introduction, by the prominent neuroscientist Walter Freeman, sets the tone for diverse discussions of the role of chaos theory in behavioral research, the study of personality, psychotherapy and counseling, mathematical cognitive psychology, social organization, systems philosophy, and the understanding of the brain.