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Medusa's Ankles A S Byatt

Medusa's Ankles By A S Byatt

Medusa's Ankles by A S Byatt


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Summary

Byatt is a vivid colourist' Sunday Times
'A cerebral extravaganza, bristling with ideas' Spectator

'These little stories by one of Britain's foremost grandes dames of the writing world are a delightful surprise, packing a much greater punch than many full-length novels...

Medusa's Ankles Summary

Medusa's Ankles: Selected Stories from the Booker Prize Winner by A S Byatt

A luminous selection of short stories from the Booker prize-winning A. S. Byatt, celebrating over thirty years of writing

With an introduction by David Mitchell


Byatt takes her readers to a place that is rich in ideas, vivid in colour and wholly unforgettable. Mirrors shatter at the hairdressers when a middle-aged client explodes in rage. Snow dusts the warm body of a princess honing it into something sharp and frosted. Summer sunshine flickers on the face of a smiling child who may or may not be real.

Peopled by artists, poets and fabulous creatures, these stories travel from the ancient mythic world to an English sweet factory, a Chinese restaurant to a Mediterranean swimming pool, a Turkish bazaar to a fairy-tale palace. Blazing with creativity, they show what lies beneath the veneer of the ordinary, and reveal the fantastical possibilities beyond.

'A cabinet of curiosities... Glitteringly beautiful' Sunday Times

'A cerebral extravaganza, bristling with ideas' Spectator

'Moving, witty and shocking' Sunday Telegraph

Medusa's Ankles Reviews

It was a pleasure to be reacquainted with 'Medusa's Ankles'... There's an echo of Iris Murdoch here, herself the subject of several books by Byatt -- Miranda France * Literary Review *

About A S Byatt

A S Byatt (Author)
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.

Additional information

GOR013600858
9781529112993
1529112990
Medusa's Ankles: Selected Stories from the Booker Prize Winner by A S Byatt
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2023-11-02
464
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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