Anchor, September 2003. Trade Paperback. Item #1257
From the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments "A clear-eyed glance into the shadows where writers work and live." --The Washington Post Book World In this wise and irresistibly quotable book, one of the most intelligent writers now working in English addresses the riddle of her art: why people pursue it, how they view their calling, and what bargains they make with their audiences, both real and imagined. To these fascinating issues Margaret Atwood brings a candid appraisal of her own experience as well as a breadth of reading that encompasses everything from Dante to Elmore Leonard. An ambitious artistic inquiry conducted with unpretentious charm, Negotiating with the Dead is an invaluable insider's view of the writer's universe.