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    DescriptionCharged 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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    Title
    Hill of Doors
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Robertson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 130 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781447231547
    ISBN 10: 1447231546
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    DC23: 821.914
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    28 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.