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Part Serial Killer, Part Humanitarian: Margaret Atwood and Others on the Writers’ Duality

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“As for the artists who are also writers, they are doubles twice times over, for the mere act of writing slips the self into two.” A few streets from our London flat is the adult home of one of the most brutal murderers who has ever lived. Not the Crays, not Jack the Ripper. I mean Agatha Christie. Quite a serial killer, wasn’t she? How did she manage it? Typing away, bit of strychnine here, some mild drowning there. After gardening, before tea? There is a duality inherent in the writing profession: we aim to spread humanity and consciousness, and yet, there [...] Continue reading
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