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In this funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient collection of essays cultural icon Margaret Atwood asks:- Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories?- How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating?- How can we live on our planet?- Is it true? And is it fair?- What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism?In over fifty pieces Atwood aims her prodigious intellect and impish humour at our world, and reports back to us on what she finds. The roller-coaster period covered in the collection brought an end to the end of history, a financial crash, the rise of Trump and a pandemic. From debt to tech, the climate crisis to freedom; from when to dispense advice to the young (answer: only when asked) to how to define granola, we have no better questioner of the many and varied mysteries of our human universe.'Brilliant and funny' Joan Didion'She's taken our times and made us wise to them' Ali Smith'All over the reading world, the history books are being opened to the next blank page and Atwood's name is written at the top of it' Anne Enright, Guardian
CONTRIBUTORS: Margaret Atwood EAN: 9781784744519 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 742 g HEIGHT: 240 cm
PUBLISHED BY: Vintage Publishing DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century, HISTORY / Essays, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays WIDTH: 162 cm SPINE:

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Early 21st century c 2000 to c 2050, Literary essays, Literary studies: fiction, novelists and prose writers, Social and ethical issues, Political science and theory, Climate change

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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, was followed in 2019 by a sequel, The Testaments, which was a global number one bestseller and shared the Booker Prize. In 2020 she published Dearly, her first collection of poetry for a decade, and in 2022 Burning Questions, a collection of essays, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Atwood has won numerous awards including the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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In this funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient collection of essays cultural icon Margaret Atwood asks:- Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories?- How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating?- How can we live on our planet?- Is it true? And is it fair?- What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism?In over fifty pieces Atwood aims her prodigious intellect and impish humour at our world, and reports back to us on what she finds. The roller-coaster period covered in the collection brought an end to the end of history, a financial crash, the rise of Trump and a pandemic. From debt to tech, the climate crisis to freedom; from when to dispense advice to the young (answer: only when asked) to how to define granola, we have no better questioner of the many and varied mysteries of our human universe.'Brilliant and funny' Joan Didion'She's taken our times and made us wise to them' Ali Smith'All over the reading world, the history books are being opened to the next blank page and Atwood's name is written at the top of it' Anne Enright, Guardian
CONTRIBUTORS: Margaret Atwood EAN: 9781784744519 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 742 g HEIGHT: 240 cm
PUBLISHED BY: Vintage Publishing DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century, HISTORY / Essays, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays WIDTH: 162 cm SPINE:

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Early 21st century c 2000 to c 2050, Literary essays, Literary studies: fiction, novelists and prose writers, Social and ethical issues, Political science and theory, Climate change

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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, was followed in 2019 by a sequel, The Testaments, which was a global number one bestseller and shared the Booker Prize. In 2020 she published Dearly, her first collection of poetry for a decade, and in 2022 Burning Questions, a collection of essays, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Atwood has won numerous awards including the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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