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A Normal Skin

(1997)
A collection of poems by

 
 
From memories of childhood and personal loss to the quiet celebration of a lover's navigational skills, from meditations on nature and sexuality to the fantasy world of aquarium fish, the poems in A NORMAL SKIN cover a wide range: lyrical in tone, and highly visual, they express once again the poet's sense of wonder at the world, while exploring some new preoccupations, including love and identity the tension between masking and self-revelation, and the writer's pleasure at returning to Scotland after a long absense. Most significant, however, is the continuing exploration of the relationship between self and other, and of the constant shifting of territory and boundaries, seen through the prism of love and home.

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Paperback Editions

May 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Normal Skin (Cape Poetry)
Author(s): John Burnside
ISBN: 0-224-04286-6 / 978-0-224-04286-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Normal Skin (Cape Poetry)
Author(s): John Burnside
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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