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A.S. Byatt

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Published by Twayne Publishers in New York .
Written in English


  • Byatt, A. S. 1936- -- Criticism and interpretation

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-152) and index.

StatementKathleen Coyne Kelly.
SeriesTwayne"s English authors series ;, no. 529, Twayne"s English authors series ;, TEAS 529.
LC ClassificationsPR6052.Y2 Z73 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 158 p. :
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL985729M
ISBN 100805770437
LC Control Number96023773

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A.S. Byatt exquisitely renders a setting rich in detail and texture. Her lush imagery weaves together the dual worlds that appear throughout the novel--the worlds of the mind and the senses, of male and female, of darkness and light, of truth and imagination--into an enchanted and unforgettable tale of love and intrigue. --Lisa WhippleCited by: Oct 01,  · A.S. Byatt is the author of the novels Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in ), The Game, and the sequence The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel has also written two novellas, published together as Angels and Insects, and four collections of shorter works, including The Matisse Stories and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye/5. A S Byatt is renowned internationally for her novels and short stories. Her novels include the Booker Prize-winning Possession, The Biographer’s Tale and the quartet, The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman. Her most recent novel, The Children’s Book was published in . Hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "a gifted observer, able to discern the exact details that bring whole worlds into being" and "a storyteller who could keep a sultan on the edge of his throne for a thousand and one nights," A. S. Byatt writes some of the most engaging and skillful novels of our time.

May 08,  · Review: The Children's Book by AS Byatt AS Byatt's charged account of the perils of artistic creation chills Alex Clark. Skip to main content. The Guardian - Back to home. Having read a collection of short stories by A.S. Byatt, I was already a fan. However, it was for the work of director Neil Labute that I went to see the movie, "Possession", and only then did I realize it was based on what is purported to be Byatt's most important work.5/5(5). Apr 24,  · The Children's Book is filled with emotion - and into it is woven, discreetly and obliquely, one of the central emotional facts of Byatt's own life, the loss of her son in a car accident when he. Aug 10,  · The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt is well written, delightful, informative and fun. At times, A.S. Byatt is a bit pedantic in her need to unfurl the history of /5.

About A. S. Byatt. A. S. Byatt is the author of numerous novels, including The Children’s Book, The Biographer’s Tale, and Possession, which was awarded the Booker Prize. She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels & Insects, five collections of short stories, and several works of nonfiction. Byatt More about A. S. Byatt. A. S. Byatt’s latest novel, “The Children’s Book,” is full of characters and takes readers from until after World War I. By Charles McGrath Dangerous Fancies. What does the concept of "possession" mean to the novel's various characters, both modern and Victorian? How can possession be seen as the theme of the book? 2. Ash is nicknamed "the Great Ventriloquist" but this sobriquet could as easily be applied to Byatt herself. Why does Byatt use poetry to give away so many clues to the story? A.S. Byatt, English scholar, literary critic, and novelist known for her erudite works whose characters are often academics or artists commenting on the intellectual process. Her notable novels included The Virgin in the Garden, Possession, and The Children’s Book. Learn more about Byatt’s life and work.