Experiments on reality



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Long recognised as perhaps the greatest non-fiction writer at work in Ireland for his vast, polymathic accounts of nature and culture in the Aran Islands and Connermara, Tim Robinson is also an essayist of genius whose fascinations range across the globe. In 'Experiments on Reality', he shines the light on his own life, and on some of the most fascinating questions in science and culture.



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Simply one of the best non-fiction prose writers currently at work Irish Times - Fintan O'Toole Many landscape writers have striven to give their prose the characteristics of the terrain they are describing. Few have succeeded as fully as Robinson Guardian - Robert Macfarlane Robinson is a stylist of exceptional cadence, tact and ingenuity Daily Telegraph He is that rarest of phenomena, a scientist and an artist, and his method is to combine scientific rigour with artistic reverie in a seamless blend that both informs and delights Guardian - John Banville One of contemporary Ireland's finest literary stylists Guardian - Joseph O'Connor Dazzling Condé Nast Traveller - Giles Foden Tim Robinson is the Proust of the western seaboard, a Ruskin of the isles New Stateman He knows this world as no one else does, and writes about it with awe and love, but also with measured grace, an artist's eye and a scientist's sensibility Sunday Business Post - Colm Tóibín Breathtaking ... the West of Ireland has found its ultimate laureate TLS - Patricia Craig