Margaret Atwood Morning in the Burned House

ISBN 13: 9780771008337

Morning in the Burned House

4.12 avg rating
( 1,733 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780771008337: Morning in the Burned House

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. Some poems 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.

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

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.

From the Back Cover:

“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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Atwood, Margaret
Published by McClelland & Stewart
ISBN 10: 0771008333 ISBN 13: 9780771008337
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Motor City Books
(Brownstown, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McClelland & Stewart. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Bookseller Inventory # G0771008333I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Atwood, Margaret
Published by McClelland & Stewart (2009)
ISBN 10: 0771008333 ISBN 13: 9780771008337
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McClelland & Stewart, 2009. Book Condition: Good. Reprint. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP34229485

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Margaret Atwood
ISBN 10: 0771008333 ISBN 13: 9780771008337
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97807710083374.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 15.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Atwood, Margaret
Published by McClelland & Stewart (2009)
ISBN 10: 0771008333 ISBN 13: 9780771008337
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McClelland & Stewart, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-270-33-6410706

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 34.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Atwood, Margaret
Published by McClelland & Stewart (2009)
ISBN 10: 0771008333 ISBN 13: 9780771008337
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McClelland & Stewart, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-270-33-6410706

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 34.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds