Margaret Atwood

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The Door

book | Fiction | 2007
UK → Virago Press
Canada → McClelland & Stewart Inc

Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since the award-winning 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.

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Chinese Simple
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Henan University Press
German
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Italian
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Spanish
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Swedish
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Ellerstroms
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Reviews

On the strength of The Door alone, however, we should regard her as a poet first and foremost - just one who also happens to be a highly regarded novelist. Ron Butlin
The Sunday Herald
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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
Times Literary Supplement

a consistently talented poet... direct, well-shaped, truthful poems Alan Brownjohn
The Sunday Times
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There is a pleasing consistency in these poems, which are always written in a fluent free verse, in robust, clear language. Atwood's wit and humour are pervasive, and few of the poems end without an ironic twang Jay Parini
The Guardian
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