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Writing with Intent

(2005)
Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose 1983-2005
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Wit and wisdom are the essay's body and soul, and Atwood--shrewd, mischievous, and compelling--displays both in her masterful nonfiction. This substantial yet effervescent retrospective collection showcases Atwood as a zestful and discerning literary critic as she brilliantly assesses the work of such writers as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Toni Morrison, and Elmore Leonard. She is also an insightful and valiant social critic, unflinchingly dissecting the impact of violent pornography, remembering her favorite wild places and tracking the ravages of acid rain, reconsidering a 1978 visit to Afghanistan, and taking issue with the post-9/11 mind-set. Atwood does, indeed, write with intent, that is, with intensity, resolve, and spirit, but for all her seriousness, she has a wickedly good time ferreting out contradictions and toppling shibboleths. And best of all are her pithy, hilarious, and touching personal essays about her family and life as a writer. Atwood has a uniquely enlivening voice and point of view, and this exhilarating volume will bolster her standing as a world-class writer of keen intellect and moxie. Donna SeamanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

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Hardback Editions

February 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose--1983-2005
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7867-1535-9 / 978-0-7867-1535-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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Paperback Editions

June 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose: 1983-2005
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7867-1767-X / 978-0-7867-1767-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Basic Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose: 1983-2005
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Basic Books
Availability: Amazon   



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