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Eating Fire : Selected Poetry 1965-1995

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I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.

From the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace

Eating Fire brings together three of Margaret's Atwood's key poetry collections: Poems 1965-1975, Poems 1976-1986 and Morning in the Burned House.

The landscape of Atwood's poetry is one of bus trips and postcards, wilderness, glass, and fires both savage and tender. Atwood's signature themes resound throughout all of them: the politics of sex, the darkness at the heart of every fairytale, and the pain - and triumph - of existing as a woman.

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'Atwood is the quiet Mata Hari, the mysterious, violent figure . . . who pits herself against the ordered too-clean world like an arsonist' - Michael Ondaatje

'Detached, ironic, loving by turns . . . poems that sing off the page and sting' - Michele Roberts
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 164 x 202 x 27mm | 270g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844086933
  • 9781844086931
  • 38,869

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Lean, symbolic, thoroughly Atwoodesque prose honed into elegant columns... * SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY * Detached, ironic... poems that sing off the page and sting * Michele Roberts * An acute and poetic observer of the eternal, universal rum relations between women and men * THE TIMES * Atwood is the quiet Mata Hari, the mysterious, violent figure ... who pits herself against the ordered too-clean world like an arsonist * Michael Ondaatje *
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About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty works, including fiction, poetry and critical essays, and her books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She has won many literary awards and prizes.
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