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Synopsis:

These beautifully crafted poems - by turns dark, playful, intensely moving, tender, and intimate - make up Margaret Atwood's most accomplished and versatile gathering to date, " setting foot on the middle ground / between body and word." Some draw on history, some on myth, both classical and popular. Others, more personal, concern themselves with love, with the fragility of the natural world, and with death, especially in the elegiac series of meditations on the death of a parent. But they also inhabit a contemporary landscape haunted by images of the past. Generous, searing, compassionate, and disturbing, this poetry rises out of human experience to seek a level between luminous memory and the realities of the everyday, between the capacity to inflict and the strength to forgive.

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ISBN:
9780395825211
Author:
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Poetry, modern
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
160-93
Publication Date:
September 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.28x5.42x.39 in. .32 lbs.

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These beautifully crafted poems - by turns dark, playful, intensely moving, tender, and intimate - make up Margaret Atwood's most accomplished and versatile gathering to date, " setting foot on the middle ground / between body and word." Some draw on history, some on myth, both classical and popular. Others, more personal, concern themselves with love, with the fragility of the natural world, and with death, especially in the elegiac series of meditations on the death of a parent. But they also inhabit a contemporary landscape haunted by images of the past. Generous, searing, compassionate, and disturbing, this poetry rises out of human experience to seek a level between luminous memory and the realities of the everyday, between the capacity to inflict and the strength to forgive.
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