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Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth

Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood 0887848001 9780887848001
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Collected here, the Massey Lectures from legendary novelist Margaret Atwood investigate the highly topical subject of debt. She doesnt talk about high finance or managing money; instead, she goes far deeper to explore debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure of human societies. By looking at how debt has informed our thinking from preliterate times to the present day, from the stories we tell of revenge and sin to the way we order social relationships, Atwood argues that the idea of what we owe may well be built into the human imagination as one of its most dynamic metaphors. Her final lecture addresses the notion of a debt to nature and the need to find new ways of interacting with the natural world before it is too late.

Author: Margaret Atwood

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 230

Publisher: House of Anansi Press

Publication Date: 2008-10-07

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