Eating Fire: Selected Poetry 1965-1995
From the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Dearly
I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.
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' - Michele Roberts
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