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On writers and writing

In this wise and irresistibly quotable book, one of the most intelligent writers now working in English addresses the riddle of her art: why people pursue it, how they view their calling, and what bargains they make with their audience, both real and imagined.

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32320003962200 808.3 ATW
Adult Non Fiction   Maitland library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9780349006239 (paperback)
Classification Number 808.3 ATW
Author Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Title On writers and writing [BK]
Edition 1st Anchor Books ed.
Publisher London : : Virago Press,, 2015.
Note Originally published as: Negotiating with the dead. 2003.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Orientation: Who do you think you are? -- What is `a writer,' and how did I become one? -- 2.Duplicity: The jekyll hand, the hyde hand, and the slippery double -- Why there are always two -- 3.Dedication: The Great God Pen -- Apollo vs. Mammon: at whose altar should the writer worship? -- 4.Temptation: Prospero, the Wizard of Oz, Mephisto & Co. -- Who waves the wand, pulls the strings, or signs the Devil's book? -- 5.Communion: Nobody to Nobody -- The eternal triangle: the writer, the reader, and the book as go-between -- 6.Descent: Negotiating with the dead -- Who makes the trip to the Underworld, and why?.
In this wise and irresistibly quotable book, one of the most intelligent writers now working in English addresses the riddle of her art: why people pursue it, how they view their calling, and what bargains they make with their audience, both real and imagined.
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, -- 1939-
Subject Fiction -- Authorship
Authorship
Literature
Additional Negotiating with the dead.
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