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The Door - Margaret Atwood

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From the highly acclaimed novelist, comes a new collection of poetry. She is 'the quiet Mata Hari' of poetry - Michael Ondaatje

THE DOOR is Margaret Atwood s first book of poetry since the 1995 MORNING IN THE BURNED HOUSE. Its lucid yet urgent poems range in tone from lyric to ironic to meditative to prophetic, and in subject from the personal to the political viewed in its broadest sense. They investigate the mysterious writing of poetry itself, as well as the passage of time and our shared sense of mortality. As the New York Times has said, 'Atwood s poems are short, glistening with terse, bright images...' A brave and compassionate book, THE DOOR interrogates the certainties that we build our lives on.

About the Author

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa in 1939. She is Canada's most eminent novelist and poet is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye and Alias Grace have all been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and she has won many literary prizes in other countries. Her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. Her latest novel, The Blind Assassin won the 2000 Booker Prize.

On the strength of The Door, we should regard Atwood as a poet first and foremost - just one who happens to be a highly regarded novelist SUNDAY HERALD One of the best books by one of the best poets writing in English, written in a sparse, elegaic tone that combines illuminating intelligence with caustic humour and wisdom Alberto Manguel, TLS Margaret Atwood is not only a riveting novelist, she is also a witty and inventive poet THE TIMES

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.

Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than thirty-five volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1970), The Handmaid's Tale (1983), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Atwood's dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003. The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short stories) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth ­ in the Massey series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. In 2004 she co-invented the Long Pen TM.

Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

Associations: Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers' Union of Canada from May 1981 to May 1982, and was President of International P.E.N., Canadian Centre (English Speaking) from 1984-1986. She and Graeme Gibson are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International. Ms. Atwood is also a current Vice-President of PEN International.

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ISBN: 9781844084951
ISBN-10: 1844084957
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 6th August 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1