Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose--1983-2005
Margaret AtwoodISBN: 0786715359;
Book DescriptionFrom one of the world?s most passionately engaged literary citizens comes Writing with Intent, the largest collection to date of Margaret Atwood?s nonfiction, ranging from 1983 to 2005. Composed of autobiographical essays, cultural commentary, book reviews, and introductory pieces written for great works of literature, this is the award-winning author's first book-length nonfiction publication in twenty years. Arranged chronologically, these writings display the development of Atwood?s worldview as the world around her changes. Included are the Booker Prize?winning author?s reviews of books by John Updike, Italo Calvino, Toni Morrison, and others, as well as essays in which she remembers herself readingVirginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse at age nineteen, and discusses the influence of George Orwell?s 1984 on the writing of The Handmaid?s Tale. Atwood?s New York Times Book Review piece that...
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