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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2003-11-1 Pages: 198 Publisher: little brown What is the role of the writer Prophet High Priest of ArtCourt Jester Or witness to the real world Looking back on her ownchildhood and the development of her writing career. MargaretAtwood examines the metaphors which writers of fiction and poetryhave used to explain - or excuse - their activities. looking atwhat costumes they have seen fit to assume. what roles they havechosen to play In her final chapter she takes up the challenge ofthe books title!:. if a writer is to be seen as gifted. who isdoing the giving and what are the terms of the gift MargaretAtwoods wide and eclectic reference to other writers. living anddead. is balanced by anecdotes from her own experiences as awriter. both in Canada and on the international scene. Thelightness of her touch is underlined by a seriousness about ...

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Juggling well worn subjects which "get murky or pretentious", this is a streetwise, erudite suggestive enquiry into problems and myths of the writer's role. Her light touch on hard thoughts, her humour and eclectic quotations, lend enchantment to an argument that has as many undulating tentacles as a well developed sea anemone. (THE INDEPENDENT)

Her witty, occasionally self-depracating and always ingenious approach is a delight (Culture, SUNDAY TIMES)

A witty and profound rumination about writing (THE TIMES)

A playful, informed and briskly sensible discussion of the writing life. (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
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A fascinating collection of six essays, written for the William Empson Lectures in Oxford, each exploring an aspect of writerly contemplation.

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  • PublisherVirago
  • Publication date2003
  • ISBN 10 1844080277
  • ISBN 13 9781844080274
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages224
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