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Negotiating the dead : a writer on writing

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: London : Virago, 2011, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
"What is the role of the writer? Prophet? High priest of art? Court jester? Or witness to the real world? Looking back on her own childhood and the development of her writing career, Margaret Atwood examines the metaphors that writers of fiction and poetry have used to explain - or excuse! - their activities, looking at what costumes they have seen fit to assume, what roles they have chosen to play." --Back cover.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1844080277 9781844080274
OCLC Number: 974660737
Notes: Cover title: Negotiating with the dead : a writer on writing.
Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Description: xxv, 198 pages ; 20 cm.
Other Titles: Negotiating with the dead
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.


A fascinating collection of six essays, written for the William Empson Lectures in Oxford, each exploring an aspect of writerly contemplation.  Read more...


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Juggling well worn subjects which "get murky or pretentious", this is a streetwise, erudite suggestive enquiry into problems and myths of the writer's role. Her light touch on hard thoughts, her Read more...

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