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Book Thirteen: Possession

The Book: Possession

The Author: A.S. Byatt, white woman

This book was recommended to me by two different people, so I opened it rather eagerly. And then I read it. 382 more words

People and Insects in A. S. Byatt’s "Morpho Eugenia"

In her novella “Morpho Eugenia”, A.S. Byatt questions the ideas people have about themselves as the most advanced species on the planet, addressing human weaknesses, but also stressing our most important values. 4,205 more words


The Pleasure of Reading

“The tales and myths and legends did, I am now more sure than ever I was, exactly what Coleridge said they did. They made it clear there was another world, beside the world of having to be a child in a house, an inner world and a vast outer world with large implications – good and evil, angels and demons, fate and love and terror and beauty – and the comfort of the inevitable ending, not only the happy ending against odds, but the tragic one too.” – A.S.

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A.S. Byatt and the Magic of Literature

To continue with my 100 book challenge I decided to step away from the naturalists and the old favorites and attempt to read a piece of “real literature”— 654 more words


Of Stories, Paths, Passions, and Fires

Yesterday when I was teaching “The Story of the Eldest Princess” by A.S. Byatt, my favorite female writer, I glanced down at the page and randomly chose a quote: 2,043 more words

A.S.Byatt ...

A.S. Byatt, born 24 August 1936, is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. 522 more words


You contain no future... You're as cold as ice!

“Ice burns, and it is hard to the warm-skinned to distinguish one
sensation, fire, from the other, frost.”
― A.S. Byatt, Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice…

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