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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

Life Before Man vividly portrays three people in thrall to the tragicomedy some call love. Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, they are forced to make drastic choices - after the rules have changed and the boundaries have become faded. There is Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, who seeks solutions in the wrong men; Nate, wry and gentle husband of Elizabeth, racked by an inability to decide; and Lesje, quiet and inexperienced, who prefers dinosaurs to most men. Hanging over all of them is the ghost of Elizabeths dead lover…and the threat of three lives careering inevitably toward potential catastrophe.

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

“Excellent…Atwood at her best.” Atlantic Monthly

Review:

“Atwood is a wordchild with the gift of tongues, puns, echoes, and symbols.…” The Times (U.K.)

About the Author

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa in 1939, and grew up in northern Quebec and Ontario, and later in Toronto. She has lived in numerous cities in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.

She is the author of more than thirty books - novels, short stories, poetry, literary criticism, social history, and books for children.

Atwoods work is acclaimed internationally and has been published around the world. Her novels include The Handmaids Tale and Cats Eye - both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; The Robber Bride; Alias Grace, winner of the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, and a finalist for the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize and a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her new novel is Oryx and Crake (2003). She is the recipient of numerous honours, such as The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence in the U.K., the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature in the U.S., Le Chevalier dans lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres in France, and she was the first winner of the London Literary Prize. She has received honorary degrees from universities across Canada, and one from Oxford University in England.

Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with novelist Graeme Gibson.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780771008399
Publisher:
Emblem Editions
Location:
Toronto :
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.35 x 5.4 x .85 in .7 lb

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Life before man
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Product details 368 pages M&S,1998, c1979. - English 9780771008399 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Excellent…Atwood at her best.”
"Review" by , “Atwood is a wordchild with the gift of tongues, puns, echoes, and symbols.…”
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