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The Door by Margaret Atwood

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The Door by Margaret Atwood

150 limited edition copies of Margaret Atwood’s newest book of poetry, The Door, were produced with proceeds supporting PEN Canada. For those on a budget, fear not! Today is the publication date for the $22.99 hardcover edition.

The McClelland & Stewart website describes the limited edition of The Door as follows:

“Only 150 copies of this lavishly produced and limited hand-numbered edition of Margaret Atwood's new book of poetry, The Door (September 2007), were produced. Beautiful container box lined with special paper also includes original artwork by Margaret Atwood in a signed and numbered print.

”This limited boxed book was custom printed in a special edition on Domtar fsc-certified paper. The book is quarterbound with Iris bookcloth and decorative brown wrap and letterpress endpapers. The signed and numbered edition includes a frameable limited edition blockprint on 100% cotton paper. The blocks were hand cut by Margaret Atwood and editioned at Anstey Bookbinding Inc. on a Vandercook letterpress in an edition limited to 150, signed and numbered in pencil.”

The price is $500. Visit the PEN Canada site for details.

The Door
by Margaret Atwood
McClelland & Stewart, September 2007
128 pages
$22.99

A stunning lyrical achievement and Atwood’s first collection of new poems in over a decade.

The Door is Margaret Atwood’s first book of poetry since the award-winning Morning in the Burned House (1995). Its fifty lucid yet urgent poems range in tone from lyric to ironic to meditative to prophetic, and in subject from the personal to the political, viewed in its broadest sense. They investigate the mysterious writing of poetry itself, as well as the passage of time and our shared sense of mortality. The collection begins with poems that consider the past and ends with harbingers of things to come.

Brave and compassionate, The Door interrogates the certainties that we build our lives on.

Margaret Atwood is the celebrated author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. Her more recent works of fiction are the Booker Prize—winner The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, The Tent, and Moral Disorder. She lives in Toronto.

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