Slow Air

Author(s): Robin Robertson


A Painted Field âe" Robin Robertsonâe(tm)s first collection âe" 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 âe" the work pitching its embattled romanticism, its lyric weight, against fear, grief and erasure. Praise for A Painted Field âe~A superb debut . . . darkly chiselled poems haunted by mortality and the fragility of lifeâe(tm)s pleasuresâe(tm) Kazuo Ishiguro, Sunday Times Books of the Year âe~The best new poet in Britain is Robin Robertsonâe(tm) Andrew Oâe(tm)Hagan, Independent on Sunday Books of the Year âe~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 fireâe(tm) William Boyd, Scotsman Books of the Year âe~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 debutâe(tm) John Banville


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General Fields

  • : 9780330488808
  • : Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
  • : February 2002
  • : .33 Centimeters X 13 Centimeters X 19.7 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robin Robertson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 821/.914
  • : 80