Hill of Doors

Author(s): Robin Robertson

Poetry

A brilliant new collection from the Forward Prize winning poetCharged 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". Magisterial in its command and range, indelibly moving and memorable in its speech, Hill of Doors is Robin Robertson's most powerful book to date.

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Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. His four previous collections have received a number of honours including the E.M. Forster Award and various Forward Prizes.

General Fields

  • : 9781447231547
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : January 2013
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robin Robertson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 821.914
  • : 82