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A Painted Field

by Robin Robertson

A Painted Field Synopsis

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330350594
Publication date: 21st February 1997
Author: Robin Robertson
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. His collections of poetry have received the E. M. Forster Award and various Forward Prizes. His collections include Swithering, Sailing the Forest and The Wrecking Light.

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