" Il marche, Walker. C'est son nom et sa nature. "
Jeune soldat canadien de retour des champs de bataille de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Walker s'installe à New York en 1946. Hanté par la violence des combats, il peine à trouver sa place dans une Amérique où l'argent et la corruption règnent désormais en maîtres.
Il se lance alors dans une odyssée qui le conduit à San Francisco puis Los Angeles, tente de gagner sa vie en travaillant dans la presse et côtoie le monde du cinéma et du film noir qui le fascine. Mais point de salut pour cette âme perdue, condamnée à errer dans un décor qui n'est autre que le reflet de son chaos intime.
Road novel en forme de poème épique aux images puissantes, Walker est une évocation en noir et blanc de l'Amérique de l'après-guerre, une sublime parabole sur la nature du Mal.
Charged 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.
You don't have to blow your budget to eat great meatless and dairy-free meals every day. With Vegan on the Cheap, you can enjoy delicious vegan meals every day of the week. Veteran food writer and vegan authority Robin Robertson provides 150 mouth-watering, exciting recipes that cost just 50 cents to $2 per serving-hefty savings to go with hearty vegan meals. This book presents great options for savory soups and stews, satisfying salads, hearty noodle dishes, first-class casseroles, favorites for the slow cooker, and meatless and dairy-free recipes for classics like pizza, burgers, and sandwiches. Plus, there's even a chapter for desserts to satisfy every sweet tooth. Throughout the book, smart tips and creative ideas help you save money by cooking in bulk, prepping meals in advance, and finding tasty ways to reuse leftovers. Includes 150 money-saving recipes for delicious vegan meals like Walnut-Dusted Fettuccine with Caramelized Vegetables and Fresh Pear GaletteWritten by renowned vegan and vegetarian expert and food writer Robin Robertson, author of 1,000 Vegan Recipes Features cost-per-serving icons that highlight the cost of each affordable dishPacked with affordable recipes and money-saving tips, this is the ultimate resource for every vegan kitchen.
Whether you're a new to vegan cooking, a long-time vegan, or someone who is just trying to eat meatless meals a few times a week, this is the book for you. You will have a lifetime of recipes and inspiration. These delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, are cholesterol-free, low in saturated fat, and high in fiber and complex carbohydrates. You'll get crowd-pleasing appetizers and snacks like Mango-Avocado Spring Rolls and Savory Artichoke Squares and family favorites like Vegan Margarita Pizza and Baked Mac and Cheeze. Best of all, Robertson gives you an endless variety of recipes from a diverse range of cultures. There is something in this book for everyone's taste! 1,000 Vegan Recipes: Includes a "FAST" icon featuring quick and easy recipes that can be ready in 30 minutes or less Provides kid-friendly recipes to help you get your kids to eat more nutritious foods Offers detailed information and guidelines on ingredients substitutions, special nutritional concerns, and a handy list of important pantry staples Presents vegan alternatives to restaurant favorites with recipes such as Penne with Vodka-Spiked Tomato Sauce, Fajitas Without Borders, Cheezecake with Cranberry Drizzle, Vegan Tiramisu, and vegan ice creams, sorbets, and granitas1,000 Vegan Recipes is for everyone who is interested in healthy and delicious eating that is also ethically, environmentally responsible. Robin Robertson is a twenty-five-year veteran food writer, cooking teacher, and chef specializing in vegan and vegetarian cooking. She is the author of nineteen vegan or vegetarian cookbooks, including Vegan Planet, and is a regular columnist for VegNews Magazine and VegCooking.com. She operates a vegan- and vegetarian-focused Web site (GlobalVeganKitchen.com) and blogs regularly at VeganPlanet.blogspot.com.
The first and only vegan celebration cookbook on the market It's one thing to cook vegan for yourself, but what about hosting parties and holiday get-togethers for friends and family? Party Vegan has you covered with more than 140 scrumptious animal-free recipes for parties of every kind. Whether you're hosting a child's birthday or a sophisticated cocktail party, you'll find many vegan options that even omnivorous guests will love. But this is more than just a cookbook. It's a detailed guide to hosting vegan parties, covering everything from party planning to food presentation to shopping lists. Virtually every big special occasion is included--Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and even the Super Bowl. Includes handy tips on planning your themes, menus, and trips to the market This is the first cookbook dedicated to vegan party recipes Party Vegan is ideal for people with vegan family or friends, as well as those who are watching their diet or have food allergiesFor any occasion, this is a perfect cookbook for hosting fun parties that will delight vegans, vegetarians, and anyone who loves healthy, tasty food.
Vegan expert Robin Robertson presents 100 of the only vegan recipes a cook will ever need in this must-have, beautifully photographed kitchen companion /> /> Expert vegan teacher, chef, and food writer Robin Robertson is more than qualified to provide the quintessential vegan recipes in 100 Best Vegan Recipes. Her enticing collection of 100 recipes and 23 beautiful photos will inspire any cook, vegan or not, with recipes such as Asparagus Edamame Bisque, Bahn Mi Tostadas, Provencal Burgers, Country-Fried Tofu with Golden Gravy, and Crazy for Carrot Cake. With complete information on the vegan kitchen and pantry, vegan proteins, and vegan baking, this indispensable kitchen companion makes anyone into a successful cook with recipes covering snacks and appetizers, soups and stews, lunches and brunches, pasta, beans and grains, sides, and desserts. This essential and approachable book provides creative and delicious recipes for every meal of the day. Robertson’s authoritative knowledge makes this a must-have guide for vegans, vegetarians, or omnivores--anyone wishing to incorporate the benefits of vegan eating into a healthy diet. />
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.
Robin Robertson’s fourth collection is, if anything, an even more intense, moving, bleakly lyrical, and at times shocking book than Swithering, winner of the Forward Prize. These poems are written with the authority of classical myth, yet sound utterly contemporary: the poet’s gaze – whether on the natural world or the details of his own life – is unflinching and clear, its utter seriousness leavened by a wry, dry and disarming humour. Alongside fine translations from Neruda and Montale and dynamic (and at times horrific) retellings of stories from Ovid, the poems in The Wrecking Light pitch the power and wonder of nature against the frailty and failure of the human. Ghosts sift through these poems – certainties become volatile, the simplest situations thicken with strangeness and threat – all of them haunted by the pressure and presence of the primitive world against our own, and the kind of dream-like intensity of description that has become Robertson’s trademark. This is a book of considerable grandeur and sweep which confirms Robertson as one of the most arresting and powerful poets at work today. ‘Robin Robertson continues to explore the bleak, beautiful territory that hehas made his own. His stripped-bare lyricism, haunted by echoes of folksong, is as unforgiving as the weather and poems such as 'At Roane Head' show him writing at the height of his considerable powers’ The Times
WINNER OF THE 2006 FORWARD PRIZE In Scots, the verb 'swither' has two meanings: to be doubtful, to waver, to be in two minds; and to appear in shifting forms - indeterminate and volatile. From disarmingly direct poems about the end of childhood to erotically charged lyrics about the ends of desire, Robertson's powerful third collection is stalked and haunted by both senses. Hard-edged, pitch-perfect, effortlessly various, Swithering is a book of brave and black romance, locating its voice in that space where great change is an ever-present possibility. Swithering has just won the Forward Prize for Best Collection and is also shortlisted for this year’s T.S. Eliot Prize.