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Passions Of The Mind
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  • Published: 2 December 1991
  • ISBN: 9780701138479
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $52.99

Passions Of The Mind

Selected Writings


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A selection reflecting the varied enthusiasms of A.S. Byatt, this work sweeps from the Romantics and Victorians to modern British writers, from the art of Van Gogh to the poems of Sylvia Plath. Two sections trace Byatt's fascination with the complex links between the symbolic and the real, and her changing views on language and her own craft of writing. A.S. Byatt's novels include "Shadow of the Sun", "The Game", "The Virgin in the Garden", "Still Life", "Sugar and Other Stories" and "Possession: a Romance", winner of the "Irish Times/Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize and the 1990 Booker Prize".

  • Pub date: 2 December 1991
  • ISBN: 9780701138479
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $52.99

About the Author

A S Byatt

A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize 1990), the Frederica Quartet and The Children’s Book, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999, and was awarded the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her ‘inspiring contribution to life writing’ and the Pak Kyongni Prize 2017. In 2018 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

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