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Eating Fire

Selected Poetry 1965-1995

By Margaret Atwood

  • Paperback
  • £9.99

* EATING FIRE - Margaret Atwood's poetry - reissued with a stunning new jacket along with other titles from Margaret Atwood's backlist

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' - Michèle Roberts

Biographical Notes

Margaret Atwood's novel, ALIAS GRACE, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 1996. She has written many novels, including the prize-winning THE HANDMAID'S TALE, which was also a successful film. In 2000 she won the Booker Prize for her novel The Blind Assassin.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781844086931
  • Publication date: 28 Jan 2010
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Virago
Atwood is the quiet Mata Hari, the mysterious, violent figure ... who pits herself against the ordered too-clean world like an arsonist — Michael Ondaatje
An acute and poetic observer of the eternal, universal rum relations between women and men — THE TIMES
Detached, ironic... poems that sing off the page and sting — Michele Roberts
Lean, symbolic, thoroughly Atwoodesque prose honed into elegant columns... — SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
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