Passions of the Mind

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Passions of the Mind

Selected Writings

By A. S. Byatt; Byatt

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679736783, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 1993


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.

About the Author
A.S. Byatt is an internationally acclaimed novelist, short-story writer, and critic. Her books include the Booker Prize winning Possession, as well as The Children s Book and the quartet of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower, and A Whistling Woman. She was appointed Dame of the British Empire in 1999 and has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. She lives in London, England.

A. S. Byatt is acclaimed internationally for her fiction and also for her criticism in the fields of both literature and art. Her novels include Possession, The Biographer's Tale, the sequence A Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman, published by Chatto & Windus in November.