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The Door

Margaret Atwood

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Prose: non-fiction, Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Literary studies: poetry & poets

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.

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Praise for The Door

  • 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

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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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