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A. S. Byatt

Dame Antonia Susan Duffy DBE (née Drabble; born 24 August 1936), known as A. S. Byatt (/?ba?.?t/ BY-?t), is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945

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I sort of mind living in a time when most of the literature is terribly personal. I suppose it's bec ...

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For a long time, I felt instinctively irritated - sometimes repelled - by scientific friends' automa ...

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As a little girl, I didn't like stories about little girls. I liked stories about dragons and beasts ...

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A surprising number of people - including many students of literature - will tell you they haven't r ...

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I acquired a hunger for fairy tales in the dark days of blackout and blitz in the Second World War.

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Cyclists. I really hate them. I wish they would not be so self-righteous and realise they are a dang ...

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Why do we take pleasure in gruesome death, neatly packaged as a puzzle to which we may find a satisf ...

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I am not sure how much good is done by moralising about fairy tales. This can be unsubtle - telling ...

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My professional and human obsession is the nature of language, and my best relationships are with ot ...

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Reading a newspaper is like reading someone's letters, as opposed to a biography or a history. The w ...

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I don't only write about English literature; I also write about chaos theory and... ants. I can unde ...

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Biographies are no longer written to explain or explore the greatness of the great. They redress bal ...

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I'm not very interested in myself. I do have a deep moral belief that you should always look out at ...

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I think vestigially there's a synesthete in me, but not like a real one who immediately knows what c ...

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In our world of sleek flesh and collagen, Botox and liposuction, what we most fear is the dissolutio ...

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