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Burning questions : essays and occasional pieces 2004 to 2021 / Margaret Atwood.

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Troutman Branch Library 814.54 ATW (Text) 33114018442566 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 10/22/2022

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  • ISBN: 9780385547482
  • ISBN: 038554748X
  • ISBN: 9780593314074
  • ISBN: 0593314077
  • Physical Description: print
    xx, 475 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2022].

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [452]-457) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I. 2004 to 2009. What will happen next? -- Part II. 2010 to 2013. Art is our nature -- Part III. 2014 to 2016. Which is to be master -- Part IV. 2017 to 2019. How slippery is the slope? -- Part V. 2020 to 2021. Thought and memory.
Summary, etc.: "A new collection of essays from Margaret Atwood, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments. Short Description / Web 'About this Book' From literary icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of nonfiction-funny, erudite, intimate, impassioned, and always startlingly prescient-which grapples with such wide-ranging topics as: Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories? How do we get rid of the immense amount of plastic that's littering our seas and lands? How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating? Is science fiction now writing us? So what if beauty is only skin deep? What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism? Is it true? And is it fair? In over fifty pieces, taken from lectures, autobiographical essays, book reviews, cultural criticism, obituaries, and new introductions to her own body of work (including The Handmaid's Tale thirty years after its initial publication) as well as that of other writers, we watch Atwood aim her prodigious intellect and impish humor at the world, and report back to us on what she finds. From asking what society's youth expects from its elders (2004), to pondering the philosophical underpinnings of debt (2008, not surprisingly), to encountering a mysterious new platform called Twitter (2009), to asking if it is, in fact, too late to save the planet (2015) or what forces have been unleashed in the age of Trump (2016), and culminating in a breathtaking meditation on grief and poetry in the wake of her own loss (2020), Atwood provokes, probes, delights, surprises, and rewards the reader at every turn."--
Subject: American essays 21st century
Popular culture 21st century History and criticism
Genre: Essays.
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