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 which writers of fiction and poetry have used to explain - or excuse! - their activities, looking at what costumes they have ...
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 which 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. And if a writer is to be seen as 'gifted', who is doing the giving and what are the terms of the gift? Margaret Atwood's wide and eclectic reference to other writers, living and dead, is balanced by anecdotes from her own experiences as a writer, both in Canada and on the international scene. The lightness of her touch is underlined by a seriousness about the purpose and the pleasures of writing, and by a deep familiarity with the myths and traditions of western literature.
Near Fine in Near fine jacket. Signed by Atwood on book plate at front flyleaf, first edition, 2002, hardcover, octavo, 219pp., not illustrated. Book near fine with mild wear to spine ends, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ near fine with mild rubbing.
Fine. 0521662605 Signed 1st edition, Cambridge University Press hardcover w/ DJ, 2002. Book is Near Fine, w/ clean text, binding so tight it seems to have never been read. DJ is Near Fine, w/ very light edge/shelf wear (no tears or chips) Signed and inscribed (to p.o. ) by author on title page. Free delivery confirmation.
Signed by Author Atwood, Margaret. NEGOTIATING WITH THE DEAD. A Writer On Writing. Signed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2002). First Edition Signed by Margaret Atwood on a special bookplate designed by the publisher to reflect the pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 219 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 green cloth over green paper covered boards, gilt titles to the spine in a fine dustwrapper. A definitive look at the role of the writer in society gleaned from Margaret Atwood's six 2000 Empson Lectures at the University of Cambridge.
2002, 1st edition. (Softcover) As new in as new dust jacket. 219pp. Octavo. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine. Green paper wrapped boards. Clean tight text block. As new dust jacket not price clipped. A compilation of six essays on writing, distilled from lectures Atwood gave at Cambridge University in 2000. Signed by Atwood on title page in black ink.
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