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Possession by A. S. Byatt

“I would rather have lived alone, so, if you would have the truth. But since that might not be — and is granted to almost none — I thank God for you — if there  754 more words

Literary Fiction

Peacock and Vine by A. S. Byatt

A. S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book has been a staff favourite for quite some time now. So we were delighted to hear that she has a new (non-fiction) book due out in July that covers some of the areas explored in the fictional  370 more words


A S Byatt - Babel Tower,1996

Up, up, up. The solid, shallow-stepped staircase hugs the wall of the Samuel Palmer School. It is wide — large objects are regularly carried up and down it. 1,243 more words

20th Century

A.S. Byatt

But poets don’t want homes — do they? — they are not creatures of hearths and firedogs, but of heaths and ranging hounds. ― A.S. Byatt, Possession. (Vintage October 1, 1991)


"Novels arise out of the shortcomings of History."

“Novels arise out of the shortcomings of History.”

– A.S. Byatt, English, novelist, poet


Wednesday Wisdom - Thinking Words, #11, 2016

“What literature can and should do is change the people who teach the people who don’t read the books.”

A. S. Byatt, in interview (1995) … 33 more words


Day 11 - In the forest

Not  a poetry book today. I was taken by the cover of A. S. Byatt’s Little Black Book of Stories which I am reading on & off as the mood takes me. 80 more words