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Dearly: Poems

ISBN 
9781784743895
Format 
Hardback
Recommended Price 
R350.00
Published 
December 2020
About the book: 
A landmark collection from one of contemporary poetry's most highly regarded names
 
The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet - and cultural 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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