Morning in the Burned House

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The author of Cat's Eye presents her first book of poetry in a decade, a collection of intimate reflections on such diverse subjects as classical history, popular mythology, love, and the fragility of nature.

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These beautifully crafted poems?by turns dark, playful, intensely moving, tender and intimate?come together as Atwood's most accomplished and versatile gathering of poems to date, ?setting foot on the middle ground/between body and word.? Some draw on history, and on myth, both classical and popular. Other, more personal poems concern themselves with love, with the fragility of the natural world, and with death?especially in the elegiac series of meditations on the death of a parent?as they inhabit a contemporary landscape haunted by images of the past.

Generous, compassionate, disturbing, this is poetry that emanates from the heart of human experience and seeks balance between the luminous realm of memory and the realities of everyday, between darkness and light, the capacity to perpetrate and the strength to forgive.

Morning in the Burned House is infused with breathtaking insight, technical virtuosity, and a clarity of vision that has the force to change the way we look at our lives.

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“Margaret Atwood brings all the violence of mythology into the present world…She is the quiet Mata Hari, the mysterious, violent figure.…who pits herself against the ordered, too-clean world like an arsonist.”
–Michael Ondaatje, The Canadian Forum

“Atwood’s poems are short, glistening with terse, bright images, untentative, closing like a vise.…A plain, explicit poetry, perfectly sure of itself.”
New York Times

“Margaret Atwood writes pieces that invent memory for the reader; the duration and the delicate resonance of her remains in the mind as natural things.”
–John Newlove

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