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The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
 

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE ROEHAMPTON POETRY PRIZE 2018 A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, The Long Take is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - books of recent years... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760558307
Published 13 February 2018 by Pan Macmillan
Available in EPUB format
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Language en
Author(s) By Robertson, Robin
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ISBN-13 9781760558307
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication Date 13 February 2018
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Robertson, Robin
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Works By Individual Poets: Classical, Early & Medieval
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Not specified
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Interest Age General Audience
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Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 905494

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE ROEHAMPTON POETRY PRIZE 2018 A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, The Long Take is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - books of recent years. Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he moves from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but - as those dark, classic movies made clear - the country needed outsiders to study and dramatise its new anxieties. While Walker tries to piece his life together, America is beginning to come apart: deeply paranoid, doubting its own certainties, riven by social and racial division, spiralling corruption and the collapse of the inner cities. The Long Take is about a good man, brutalised by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed to return to it - yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in himself.Watching beauty and disintegration through the lens of the film camera and the eye of the poet, Robin Robertson's The Long Take is a work of thrilling originality.

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Author's Bio

Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. He has published five collections of poetry and received a number of accolades, including the Petrarca-Preis, the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and all three Forward Prizes. He has also edited a collection of essays, Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame, translated two plays of Euripides, Medea and the Bacchae, and, in 2006, published The Deleted World, a selection of free English versions of poems by the Nobel laureate Tomas Transtromer. He lives in London.

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