Burning questions : essays, 2004-2021 / Margaret Atwood.
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- ISBN: 9780385547482
- ISBN: 038554748X
- ISBN: 9780593314074
- ISBN: 0593314077
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 
"A new collection of essays from Margaret Atwood, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments. Short Description / Web 'About this Book' From literary icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of nonfiction-funny, erudite, intimate, impassioned, and always startlingly prescient-which grapples with such wide-ranging topics as: Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories? How do we get rid of the immense amount of plastic that's littering our seas and lands? How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating? Is science fiction now writing us? So what if beauty is only skin deep? What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism? Is it true? And is it fair? In over fifty pieces, taken from lectures, autobiographical essays, book reviews, cultural criticism, obituaries, and new introductions to her own body of work (including The Handmaid's Tale thirty years after its initial publication) as well as that of other writers, we watch Atwood aim her prodigious intellect and impish humor at the world, and report back to us on what she finds. From asking what society's youth expects from its elders (2004), to pondering the philosophical underpinnings of debt (2008, not surprisingly), to encountering a mysterious new platform called Twitter (2009), to asking if it is, in fact, too late to save the planet (2015) or what forces have been unleashed in the age of Trump (2016), and culminating in a breathtaking meditation on grief and poetry in the wake of her own loss (2020), Atwood provokes, probes, delights, surprises, and rewards the reader at every turn"-- Provided by publisher.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include <i>Cat’s Eye</i>, <i>The Robber Bride</i>, <i>Alias Grace</i>, <i>The Blind Assassin</i>, and the <i>MaddAddam</i> trilogy. Her 1985 classic, <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, was followed in 2019 by a sequel, <i>The Testaments</i>, which was a global number one bestseller and won the Booker Prize. In 2020 she published <i>Dearly</i>, her first collection of poetry for a decade.<br> <br>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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