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The book powerfully exhibits the human consciousness in conversation with itself, struggling to establish a voice amid the cacophony.
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). The book powerfully exhibits the human consciousness in conversation with itself, struggling to establish a voice amid the cacophony. Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays.
The Tent is a book by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, published in 2006. Although classified with Atwood’s short fiction, The Tent has been characterized as an experimental collection of fictional essays" or mini-fictions
The Tent is a book by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, published in 2006. Although classified with Atwood’s short fiction, The Tent has been characterized as an experimental collection of fictional essays" or mini-fictions. The work also incorporates line drawings by Atwood. The collection features themes familiar in Atwood’s works, including a feminist portrayal of national childhood, the burdens of fame, and the reworking of Classical mythology.
It’s only in books-and only some books-that a generous benefactor appears in the nick of time to save the orphans from the forces of malice ranged against them.
Margaret Atwood THE TENT For Graeme I. LIFE STORIES Why the hunger for these? If it is a hunger. Maybe it’s more like bossiness. Maybe we just want to be in charge, of the life, no matter who lived i. t helps if there are photos. No more choices for the people in them-pick this one, dump that one. The livers of the lives in question had their chances, most of which they blew. It’s only in books-and only some books-that a generous benefactor appears in the nick of time to save the orphans from the forces of malice ranged against them. What are those forces? Look into the magic mirror, sweet reader.
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 . She is the recipient of numerous honours, such as The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence in the . the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature in the . Le Chevalier dans l’Ordre 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.
There’d been that minor trade deal, of course. He’d signed it under duress, though nobody’d held a gun to his head, or what passed for his head. And hadn’t it benefited the pond? There had been a sharp upturn in exports, the chief commodity being frogs’ legs. But he himself had never been directly involved.
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Margaret Atwood is trapped in a gloomy prison of words as she explores the tortuous creative process in The Tent, says Anita Sethi. The Tent is a tricky book to categorise; its publisher describes it as 'mini-fiction essays'. Between its sturdy covers is an assortment of fables, reworked myths, nightmares, conceits, two poems, seven of Atwood's dubious line drawings and plenty of white space surrounding the dark subject matter of growth and decay.
Author: Margaret Atwood. Publisher: Nan A. Talese, New York, 2006. One of the world’s most celebrated authors, Margaret Atwood has penned a collection of smart and entertaining fictional essays, in the genre of her popular books Good Bones and Murder in the Dark, punctuated with wonderful illustrations by the author. Chilling and witty, prescient and personal, delectable and tart, these highly imaginative, vintage Atwoodian mini-fictions speak on a broad range of subjects, reflecting the times we live in with.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's TaleA delightful mélange of short fiction, here the Booker Prize-winning author pushes against form once again, with meditations on warlords, pet heaven, and aging homemakers. In these pieces, Margaret Atwood gives a sly pep talk to the ambitious young; writes about the disconcerting experience of looking at old photos of ourselves; and examines the boons and banes of orphanhood. Accompanied by her own playful illustrations, Atwood’s droll humor and keen insight make each piece full of clarity and grace. Prescient and personal, delectable and tart, The Tent reflects one of our wittiest authors at her best.