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A Painted Field: Poems

by Robertson, Robin A

  • ISBN: 9780151003662
  • ISBN10: 0151003661

A Painted Field: Poems

by Robertson, Robin A

  • List Price: $22.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • Publish date: 04/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780151003662
  • ISBN10: 0151003661
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Description: Elegant and profound, A Painted Field is the first volume of poetry by one of Scotland's most gifted young writers. In these forty-two poems, Robin Robertson demonstrates an astonishing range of style and concerns, in a voice that is utterly original. Whether he is rendering a dramatic new version of Ovid ("The Flaying of Marsyas"), extolling the simple pleasure of eating an oyster ("Oyster"), or scorning a British soldier's presence on Irish soil ("Jack-in-the-Green"), Robertson's poetry is always lucid, sensuous, and compelling. Here are poems that speak of the wounds of memory, the implacable coupling of desire and loss, the fugitive nature of things. Or, as he writes:
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