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20 November 2023 - AS Byatt dies aged 87

Publié par Marion Coste le 20/11/2023

AS Byatt obituary

Harriet Harvey Wood (The Guardian, 17/11/2023)

The novelist AS Byatt, who has died aged 87, was throughout her existence a victim of Samuel Johnson’s “hunger of the imagination that preys incessantly upon life, and must be always appeased by some employment”. In the words of one of her own heroines, whatever in the moral abstract she thought about the relative importance of writing and life, nothing mattered to her more than writing.

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AS Byatt, ingenious and cerebral novelist who won the Booker Prize for Possession – obituary

Telegraph Obituaries (The Telegraph, 17/11/2023)

Dame Antonia Byatt, the novelist AS Byatt, who has died aged 87, was once described as the most consciously intellectual woman writer since George Eliot; her dense, cerebral fiction looked set never to command a large public until her novel Possession won the Booker Prize in 1990 and transformed her into an international literary celebrity.

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A.S. Byatt, Scholar Who Found Literary Fame With Fiction, Dies at 87

Rebecca Chace (The New York Times, 17/11/2023)

A.S. Byatt, one of the most ambitious writers of her generation, whose dazzling 1990 novel, “Possession,” won the Booker Prize and brought her international fame as a novelist and unapologetic intellectual, died on Thursday at her home in London. She was 87.

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AS Byatt: Author, critic and poet dies aged 87

Steven McIntosh (BBC News, 17/11/2023)

Novelist, critic and poet Dame AS Byatt has died at the age of 87, her publisher has announced.

The renowned writer, whose full name was Antonia Susan Byatt, won the Booker Prize for her 1990 novel Possession.

In a statement, Penguin Random House said they were "deeply saddened" to announce her death.

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