Writers and WritingAuthors and Writers
About writers and reviews - Margaret Atwood about her job
"They may find the topic a little strange," Margaret Atwood warned before talking about the author's relation to deaths. The writing itself is a little strange." Atwood' s overview of her work makes this seem like an understatement: after all, writers have been brought into intimate contact with the demon and the deceased; they have secretive identifications and concealed doppelgangers; they are courageous mages, self-extinguishing no-one, even if one wants to become "gloomy and pretentious" - shamanist people.
It alleviates the sincerity of her issues - What is a novelist? Who do authors work for? But Atwood sees her way everywhere mirrored - from Gilgamesh to the beast with five fingers - and works for her: intercessor, analytical and always a novelist.
Newspaper and Writing - Margaret Atwood
So what's the part of the author? In retrospect on her own infancy and the evolution of her literary life, Margaret Atwood explores the metaphor that writers of literature and poetics used to declare - or forgive! Her last section accepts the challenges of the titles: If a novelist is to be considered "gifted," who does the giving and what are the conditions of the give?
Atwood' s broad and ecological relationship to other writers, both alive and dead, is compensated by stories from her own experience as a novelist, both in Canada and on the world stage. Their ease of contact is emphasized by a sincerity about the purposes and joys of writing and a profound knowledge of the legends and tradition of the West.
Commendation for On Writers and Writing: One of the greats of the world of writing, Margaret Atwood must have a magic mystery we can work out? It is a captivating and enjoyable reading..... One of the greats of the world of writing, Margaret Atwood must have a magic mystery we can work out? It is a captivating and enjoyable reading.....