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What are the contours of a life? For Andrew Greig: childhood, adolescence, the country then the city, sex, love, marriage, break-ups and breakdowns personal and political, mountain adventures, illness and recovery, increased awareness of mortality and the preciousness of the moments left, late love...they're all here in these wildly diverse, affirmative, open-hearted poems. As a poet and latterly as a novelist, Andrew Greig is one of Scotland's most esteemed writers. Each of his poetry books has been distinctively different, from the early and late poems rooted in the natural world, to the game-playing extended narratives of exultation and risk, from human love to the mountaineering poems. But this selection covering 35 years of his poetry shows how the thrust of all his work is the re-enchantment of this life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781852247133
ISBN-10: 1852247134
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Andrew Greig

andrew greig is one of the leading Scottish writers of his generation. As well as seven collections of poetry, he has published three non-fiction titles, including two books chronicling his Himalayan expeditions, and Preferred Lies (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006). His novels include Electric Brae (Canongate, 1992), The Return of John McNab (Headline, 1996), When They Lay Bare (Faber, 1999), That Summer (Faber, 2000) and In Another Light (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004). He is married to novelist Lesley Glaister, and lives on Orkney and in Peebles.

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