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The Door

The Door [Kindle Edition]

Margaret Atwood
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'One of the best books by one of the best poets writing in English, written in a sparse, elegaic tone that combines illuminating intelligence with caustic humour and wisdom' -- Alberto Manguel, TLS

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From the highly acclaimed novelist, comes a new collection of poetry. She is 'the quiet Mata Hari' of poetry - Michael Ondaatje

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 122 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Virago (1 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TXZSL2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #265,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.

In addition to the classic The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize and Oryx and Crake, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, was published in 2009. She was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature in 2008.

Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto, Canada.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Some of my favourite poetry 28 Oct 2009
Finally! Poetry I adore that is understandable and speaks to me. Atwood never steers me wrong. I made the mistake of reading this book in the library, as some of her poems moved me to tears and I felt very foolish sniffling in front of dozens of people. One of the poems is about a cat named Blackie dying, and at the time I had an ailing, elderly cat named Blackie, who ended up dying a month later.

All of her poems were just beautiful. Atwood wrote about the difficulty being a poet and writing, the difficulty of aging, how she felt looking at two war pictures and seeing two dead bodies, several poems about her husband, her children, and gardening. They're mostly quiet, introspective poems that seem to dip right into my head and draw out my own thoughts, only articulated much better than I ever could.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yum yum 9 Dec 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars Atwood's 'The Door' 12 May 2012
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Wonderful poems by this most wonderful of female authors. Her prose is brilliant; her poems deep, absorbing, witty, challenging, thought provoking....
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4.0 out of 5 stars UNSENTIMENTAL ELEGIES 9 Nov 2007
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Margaret Atwood's THE DOOR could very well have been subtitled UNSENTIMENTAL ELEGIES: the same clear-eyed, sometimes caustic observations that give her novels their energy and force are also everywhere apparent in this strong collection of short poems.

At times intensely personal, Atwood's poems seek to find a common thread of humanity in their narration of such every day tragedies as the death of a beloved cat, or the slow onset of her mother's senility. Always alive to the possibility that suffering can distort our humanity, render us blind and selfish, Atwood shows us that we must learn to be sentimental in only the best and highest sense of that word.

Altogether THE DOOR is a good solid collection that is perfectly in keeping with Atwood's masterful, often inspired fiction. Recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite poet 4 April 2013
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Margaret Atwood paints emotional pictures with words in a way that few authors do. For me, she captures the essence of an emotional experience beautifully.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Atwood returns to poetry 2 Nov 2008
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From the cat in the freezer to dealing with her grief you will want to own this book to read and re-read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what you would expect from this author 25 Oct 2011
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i love Margaret Atwood's writing. I've read just about all of her books, so I was surprised this was a book of poetry. When I ordered it I didn't notice this fact. It isn't my cup of tea, but my intellect and life style aren't very conducive to reading poetry. I may give it another try after some time has passed, but on first blush it was not my thing.
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