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Morning in the Burned House (1995) [Collection]
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These beautifully crafted poems - by turns dark, playful, intensely moving, tender, and intimate - make up Margaret Atwood's most accomplished and versatile gathering to date, " setting foot on the middle ground / between body and word." Some draw on history, some on myth, both classical and popular. Others, more personal, concern themselves with love, with the fragility of the natural world, and with death, especially in the elegiac series of meditations on the death of a parent. But they also inhabit a contemporary landscape haunted by images of the past. Generous, searing, compassionate, and disturbing, this poetry rises out of human experience to seek a level between luminous memory and the realities of the everyday, between the capacity to inflict and the strength to forgive.


  • I.
    • You Come Back
    • A Sad Child
    • In the Secular Night
    • Waiting
    • February
    • Asparagus
    • Red Fox
  • II.
    • Miss July Grows Older
    • Manet's Olympia
    • Daphne and Laura and So Forth
    • Cressida to Troilus: A Gift
    • Ava Gardner Reincarnated as a Magnolia
    • Helen of Troy Does Counter Dancing
    • A Man of Looks
    • Sekhmet, The Lion-Headed Goddess of War, Violent Storms, Pestilence, and Recovery From Illness, Contemplates the Desert in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • III.
    • Romantic
    • Cell
    • The Loneliness of the Military Historian
    • Marsh Languages
    • Frogless
    • Half-Hanged Mary
    • Owl Burning
    • Down
    • A Pink Hotel in California
  • IV.
    • Man in a Glacier
    • Wave
    • King Lear in Respite Care
    • A Visit
    • Dancing
    • Bored
    • Flowers
    • Two Dreams
    • The Time
    • Two Dreams, 2
    • Oh
    • The Ottowa River by Night
  • V.
    • Vermilion Flycatcher, Sand Pedro River, Arizona
    • The Moment
    • Up
    • Girl without Hands
    • The Signer
    • A Fire Place
    • Statuary
    • Shapechangers in Winter
    • Morning in the Burned House

Original title: Morning in the Burned House
Original languages: English


Genre: Poetry

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Morning in the Burned House (1995)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 0395825210

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