Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth

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House of Anansi, 2008 - Political Science - 230 pages
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Collects the 2008 Massey Lectures as delivered by the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale to explore debt as a central historical component of religion, literature, and societal structure, in a volume that also explores the idea of humanity's debt to the natural world. Original.
 

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User Review  - jbennett - LibraryThing

I found this a very interesting view on Debt (financial and other) and man's attitude to it through the ages. Atwood explores it in the context of ancient civilizations and justice and then moves more ... Read full review

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

Look! I read a non-fiction book! Yes, I usually read fiction books, and non-fiction in magazine or journal articles. Ironically, this non-fiction book (which I liked very much) reminded me why. Most ... Read full review

Contents

Ancient Balances
1
The Shadow Side
122
Payback
162
Notes
205
Bibliography
215
Permissions
222
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Margaret Atwood is one of the world's preeminent writers -- winner of the Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Governor General's Literary Award, among many other honours. She is the bestselling author of more than thirty-five books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake. She and her spouse, writer Graeme Gibson, are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Club within Birdlife International. She is an International Vice President of PEN.

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