Publication Date: 17/03/2022 ISBN: 9781529113280 Category:

Dearly

Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 17/03/2022 ISBN: 9781529113280 Category:
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‘A source of uncompromising elemental warmth’ Ali Smith

By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in flux, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment.

Dearly is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour.

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Here we see Atwood at the height of her poetic powers * New York Times Book Review * A poignant yet playful collection of verse, about endings and departures, it is sliced with clever, sharp humour * Daily Telegraph * This collection of poems is a reckoning with the past that comes from a place of wisdom and control . . . You can almost hear her speaking voice, see the twinkle in her eye . . . wonderfully observed * Observer * Atwood's first poetry collection in over a decade is intimate, lingering delicately between the human and the natural, and this world and the next * New Statesman * She's become world famous for The Handmaid's Tale, and jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize for The Testaments, but Canadian author Margaret Atwood was once better known as a poet . . . this new volume brings together some of her favourite themes, from zombies, werewolves and aliens, to the passage of time and the most pressing political issues of the day * Evening Standard *

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