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Connemara By Tim Robinson

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Moves into wilder territory: the fjords, cliffs, hills and islands of north-west Connemara, a place that Wittgenstein, who lived on his own in a cottage there for a time, called 'the last pool of darkness in Europe'.

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Connemara: The Last Pool of Darkness by Tim Robinson

The second volume in Tim Robinson's phenomenal Connemara Trilogy - which Robert Macfarlane has called 'One of the most remarkable non-fiction projects undertaken in English'.

The first volume of Tim Robinson's Connemara trilogy, Listening to the Wind, covered Robinson's home territory of Roundstone and environs. The Last Pool of Darkness moves into wilder territory: the fjords, cliffs, hills and islands of north-west Connemara, a place that Wittgenstein, who lived on his own in a cottage there for a time, called 'the last pool of darkness in Europe'. Again combining his polymathic knowledge of Connemara's natural history, human history, folklore and topography with his own unsurpassable artistry as a writer, Tim Robinson has produced another classic.

A native of Yorkshire, Tim Robinson moved to the Aran Islands in 1972. His books include the celebrated two-volume Stones of Aran. Since 1984 he has lived in Roundstone, Connemara.


'The Proust & Ruskin of modern place-writing, deep-mapper of Irish landscapes, visionary thinker, and human of exceptional intellectual generosity & kindness. He was an immense inspiration to & encourager of me & my work' Robert Macfarlane

'A masterpiece of travel and topographical writing and a miraculous, vivid and engrossing meditation on landscape and history and the sacred mood of places' Colm Toibin, Irish Times

'One of the greatest writers of lands ... No one has disentangled the tales the stones of Ireland have to tell so deftly and retold them so beautifully' Fintan O'Toole

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Connemara Reviews


'An astonishing and almost infinitely provocative work ! it is a rare pleasure to be among those engaged in the salvage of so rich a treasure' - John Burnside, Irish Times 'One of the most remarkable non-fiction projects undertaken in English' - Robert Macfarlane, Spectator 'An imperishable monument to the West' Irish Independent 'Reading Tim Robinson on Connemara is almost as good as being there -- better in some ways' Irish Examiner 'A masterpiece of travel and topographical writing and a miraculous, vivid and engrossing meditation on landscape and history and the sacred mood of places' Irish Times Books of the Year

About Tim Robinson


A native of Yorkshire, Tim Robinson studied maths at Cambridge and then worked for many years as a visual artist in Istanbul, Vienna and London, among other places. In 1972 he moved to the Aran Islands and commenced a multi-decade project of mapping and writing about Aran and Connemara. He is the author of the two-volume Stones of Aran and the Connemara trilogy, each published to great acclaim. He died in 2020.

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GOR002222881
Connemara: The Last Pool of Darkness by Tim Robinson
Tim Robinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-06-04
384
0141032693
9780141032696
Winner of Argosy Irish Non-fiction Book of the Year Award. Winner of Argosy Irish Non-fiction Book of the Year Award.
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