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Negotiating with the dead : a writer on writing

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the role of the writer? Seer? Prophet? High Priest of Art? Court Jester? Or witness to the real world? With a light touch, underlined by seriousness, Margaret Atwood examines the metaphors  Read more...

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Named Person: Margaret Atwood
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0521662605 9780521662604
OCLC Number: 186429120
Awards: Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 2000
Description: 219 s. ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Orientation: who do you think you are?; 2. Duplicity: the Jekyll hand, the Hyde hand, and the slippery double; 3. Dedication: the great god Pen; 4. Temptation: Prospero, the Wizard of Oz, Mephisto and Co; 5. Communion: nobody to nobody; 6. Descent: negotiating with the dead.
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.

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'Consistently enlivening ... Margaret Atwood's excellent book performs [that] vital function ... Her audience ... would have had no hesitation in according her the distinguished status thus implied.' Read more...

 
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