Vintage, March 1993. Trade Paperback. Item #1172
The Booker Prize-winning author of Possession and a novelist of "dazzling inventiveness" (Time) delivers a stunning collection of essays on literature and life.
Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambitions that underlie her own fiction, Byatt manages to be challenging, entertaining, and unflinchingly committed to the alliance of literature and life.