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Dearly

Dearly

by Margaret Atwood

A landmark collection from one of contemporary poetry's most highly regarded names.

Format
Hardback
Category
Non-Fiction
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Publish Date
November 2020

The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet and ultural phenomenon before she became one of the world's most important and loved novelists, Margaret Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in over a decade. It brings together many of her most recognisable and celebrated themes, but distilled from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend. By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in flux, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment. Dearly is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour.

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