Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing

Margaret Atwood (Author)
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Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

In this wise and irresistibly quotable book, one of the most intelligent writers now working in English addresses the riddle of her art: why people pursue it, how they view their calling, and what bargains they make with their audiences, both real and imagined. To these fascinating issues Margaret Atwood brings a candid appraisal of her own experience as well as a breadth of reading that encompasses everything from Dante to Elmore Leonard. An ambitious artistic inquiry conducted with unpretentious charm, Negotiating with the Dead is an invaluable insider's view of the writer's universe.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
September 09, 2003
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9781400032600
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About the Author

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. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, MaddAddam. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

www.margaretatwood.ca

Reviews

"A delight. . . . Frank and spirited. . . . A clear-eyed glance into the shadows where writers work and live." --The Washington Post Book World

"An engaging book--erudite yet informal, playfully witty yet down to earth." --Los Angeles Times

"Smart, deeply humane, courageous. . . . I have never come across a single book that more elegantly goes to the heart of the craft and its demands. . . . Hooray for Atwood!" --Michael Pakenham, The Baltimore Sun

"This amazing woman's voice, this fine writer's constant example, is extraordinary." --The Boston Globe

"A delight. . . . Frank and spirited. . . . A clear-eyed glance into the shadows where writers work and live." -The Washington Post Book World

"An engaging book-erudite yet informal, playfully witty yet down to earth." -Los Angeles Times

"Smart, deeply humane, courageous. . . . I have never come across a single book that more elegantly goes to the heart of the craft and its demands. . . . Hooray for Atwood!" -Michael Pakenham, The Baltimore Sun